Accession Number : AD0752159

Title :   An Averaging Approach to the Theory of Two-phase Flows,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Segel,Lee A. ; Drew,Donald A.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An approach to two-phase media is proposed and investigated. The approach is based on the application of an averaging process to the balance laws of continuum mechanics appropriately generalized to account for the interface between the phases. Principles which may be useful in a general theory of constitutive equations for two-phase media are mentioned and constitutive equations for fluid-like media are proposed. The equations of motion are applied to three situations: fluidized beds, foams, and turbulent sediment transport. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TWO PHASE FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), CONTINUUM MECHANICS, FLUIDIZED BED PROCESSES, FOAM, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE