Dr. Igor Bolotnov
MAE 577 Multiscale Two-Phase Flow Simulations
3 Credit Hours
(also offered as NE 577)
Modeling and simulation of two-phase flows using interface tracking approach and ensemble averaging approaches. Model validation and verification based on interface-tracking data, boiling models. Nuclear reactor applications.
By the end of the course the students will be able to:
- develop an understanding of two-phase flow simulation approaches at different scales
- understand underlying physics, advantages and limitations of direct numerical simulation of multiphase flows
- evaluate applicability and feasibility of various two-phase modeling approaches to a specific problem
- understand the physics behind the upscaling techniques for two-phase flow model development
- throughout several homework assignments, the students will develop their own finite-difference based two-dimensional interface tracking code to simulate bubble/droplet movement through the domain
HOMEWORK: About 8 homework assignments throughout the semester, 20% of the grade
EXAMINATIONS: 1 midterm (20%) and 1 final exam (30%).
PROJECTS: 1 project (30%)
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with MS Word and Excel. Access to Fortran compiler can be provided through remote connection to NC State computing system.
No required textbook. Recommended texts:
- Tryggvason, G., Prosperretti, A.: Computational Methods for Multiphase Flow, Cambridge University Press, 1st ed (July 20 2009), ISBN-10: 0521138612, ISBN-13: 978-0521138611
- Wilcox, D.: Turbulence Modeling for CFD. D C W Industries; 3rd edition (November 1, 2006), ISBN-10: 1928729088, ISBN-13: 978-1928729082
Computer and Software Requirements
Please review the minimum computer specifications that NC State University and Engineering Online recommend.