Ellipsoidal model of the rise of a Taylor bubble in a round tube

  • T. Funada, T. Maehara, S. Yamashita
  • Published 2004

Abstract

The rise velocity of long gas bubbles (Taylor bubbles) in round tubes is modeled by an ovary ellipsoidal cap bubble rising in an irrotational flow of a viscous liquid. The analysis leads to an expression for the rise velocity which depends on the aspect ratio of the model ellipsoid and the Reynolds and Eötvös numbers. The aspect ratio of the best ellipsoid is selected to give the same rise velocity as the Taylor bubble at given values of the Eötvös and Reynolds numbers. The analysis leads to a prediction of the shape of the ovary ellipsoid which rises with same velocity as the Taylor bubble.

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@inproceedings{Funada2004EllipsoidalMO, title={Ellipsoidal model of the rise of a Taylor bubble in a round tube}, author={T. Funada and T. Maehara and S. Yamashita}, year={2004} }