Numerical modeling of single bubble rising in metal liquid based on electrical field change and boundary element method

Qian Zhao, Lifeng Zhang, Jiawei Tang, Lina Zhao, Cao Dianguo, Wuliang Yin

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    It is a challenge to measure the bubble behaviors in molten metal liquid, which is normally nontransparent and hyperthermal. This paper developed a novel contactless and simple method for modeling the single bubble characteristics in bubble-melt flow. Based on the applied external electric field, the receiving signal was calculated using boundary element method to indicate the relationships between several bubble parameters and electrical field change. The effects of bubble position, shape and size were investigated and in comparison to the theoretical results, the numerical approach was validated. The simulation results show that a single bubble has a significant impact on the electric field distribution and experimental platform will be setup in future to work cooperatively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)179-186
    Number of pages7
    JournalEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
    Early online date14 Sept 2018
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


    • electrical field
    • molten metal liquid
    • single bubble characteristic
    • boundary element method


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