Multiphase Flow Dynamics: Theory and Numerics

Kai Hiltunen, Ari Jäsberg, Sirpa Kallio, Hannu Karema, Markku Kataja, Antti Koponen, Mikko Manninen, Veikko Taivassalo

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The purpose of this work is to review the present status of both theoretical and numerical research of multiphase flow dynamics and to make the results of that fundamental research more readily available for students and for those working with practical problems involving multiphase flow. Flows that appear in many of the common industrial processes are intrinsically multiphase flows - e.g. flows of gas-particle suspensions, liquid-particle suspensions, and liquid-fiber suspensions, as well as bubbly flows, liquid-liquid flows, and the flow through porous medium. In the first part of this publication we give a comprehensive review of the theory of multiphase flows accounting for several alternative approaches. The second part is devoted to numerical methods for solving multiphase flow equations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages117
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7366-0
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7365-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Publications


  • multiphase flows
  • volume averaging
  • ensemble averaging
  • mixture models
  • multifluid finite element
  • method
  • particle tracking
  • the lattice-BGK model

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