TY - JOUR T1 - An Improved Single-Relaxation-Time Multiphase Lattice Boltzmann Model for Multiphase Flows with Large Density Ratios and High Reynolds Numbers AU - Li , Qiaozhong AU - Niu , Xiaodong AU - Lu , Zhiliang AU - Li , You AU - Khan , Adnan AU - Yu , Zishu JO - Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics VL - 2 SP - 426 EP - 454 PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12 SN - 13 DO - http://doi.org/10.4208/aamm.OA-2019-0232 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/aamm/18491.html KW - Lattice Boltzmann model, multiphase flow, large density ratio, high Reynolds numbers. AB -
In this study, an improved single-relaxation-time multiphase lattice Boltzmann method (SRT-MLBM) is developed for simulating multiphase flows with both large density ratios and high Reynolds numbers. This model employs two distribution functions in lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE), with one tracking the interface between different fluids and the other calculating hydrodynamic properties. In the interface distribution function, a time derivative term is introduced to recover the Cahn-Hilliard equation. For flow field, a modified equilibrium particle distribution function is present to evolve the velocity and pressure field. The present method keeps simplicity of the conventional SRT-MLBM but enjoys good stability property in simulating multiphase. Apart from several benchmarks, the present model is validated by simulating various challenging multiphase flows, including two droplets impact on liquid film, droplet oblique splashing on a thin film and a drop impact on a moving liquid film. Numerical results show the reliability of present model for effectively simulating complex multiphase flows at density ratios of 1000 and high Reynolds numbers (up to 7000).