This book is targeted to graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows. The subject of multiphase flows encompasses a vast field, a host of different technological contexts, a wide spectrum of different scales, a broad range of engineering disciplines, and a multitude of different analytical approaches. The aim of Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow is to bring much of this fundamental understanding together into one book, presenting a unifying approach to the fundamental ideas of multiphase flows. The book summarizes those fundamental concepts with relevance to a broad spectrum of multiphase flows. It does not pretend to present a comprehensive review of the details of any one multiphase flow or technological context; references to such reviews are included where appropriate.
Christopher E. Brennen is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. He has published over 200 refereed articles and is especially well known for his research on cavitation, turbomachinery flows, as well as multiphase flows. He is the author of Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics and Hydrodynamics of Pumps and has edited several other works.
1. Introduction to multiphase flow; 2. Single-particle motion; 3. Bubble or droplet translation; 4. Bubble growth and collapse; 5. Cavitation; 6. Boiling and condensation; 7. Flow patterns; 8. Internal flow energy conversion; 9. Homogeneous flows; 10. Flows with bubble dynamics; 11. Flows with gas dynamics; 12. Sprays; 13. Granular flows; 14. Drift flux models; 15. System instabilities; 16. Kinematic waves.