Marianne M. Francois

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A new balanced-force algorithm is presented for modeling interfacial flow with surface tension. The algorithm is characterized by a pressure-correctionmethodwith the interfaces represented by volume fractions.Within this flow algorithm, we devise a continuous (e.g., continuum surface tensionmodel) and a sharp (e.g., a ghost fluidmethod) interface(More)
In this paper, three improvements for modelling surface tension-dominated interfacial flows using interface tracking-based solution algorithms are presented. We have developed an improved approach to curvature estimation for incorporation into modern mesh-based surface tension models such as the Continuum Surface Force (CSF) and Sharp Surface Force (SSF)(More)
A numerical method for the reconstruction of interfaces in finite volume schemes for multiphase flows is presented. The computation of the triple-point at the intersection of three materials in two dimensions of space is addressed. The determination of the normal vectors between pairs of materials is obtained with a finite element approximation. A numerical(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t We present simulations of the implosion of a dense shell in two-dimensional (2D) spherical and cylindrical geometry performed with four different compressible, Eulerian codes: RAGE, FLASH, CASTRO, and PPM. We follow the growth of instabilities on the inner face of the dense shell. Three codes employed Cartesian grid(More)
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In this paper, the self-propelled motion of Leidenfrost droplets on ratchet surfaces is numerically investigated using a thermal multiphase lattice Boltzmann model with liquid-vapor phase change. The capability of the model for simulating evaporation is validated via the D(2) law. Using the model, we first study the performances of Leidenfrost droplets on(More)