Numerical solution of thermal and fluid flow with phase change by VOF method

Hidemi Shirakawa, Yasuyuki Takata, Torato Kuroki, Takehiro Ito, Shinobu Satonaka

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Numerical method for thermal and fluid flow with free surface and phase change has been developed. Equations of continuity, Navier-Stokes and energy are solved simultaneously both for liquid and vapor phases. The calculation result of one-dimensional solidification problem agrees with Neumann's theoretical value. In the evaporation of liquid film, the flow caused by volume change with phase change can be calculated. We applied it to a bubble growth in superheated liquid and obtained the result that a bubble grows with spherical shape. The present method can be applicable to various phase change problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2405-2412
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number649
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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