Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows

Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows

2nd Edition - February 27, 2019

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  • Authors: Guan Heng Yeoh, Jiyuan Tu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024539
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024546

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Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows, Second Edition, provides the latest research and theories covering the most popular multiphase flows The book begins with an overview of the state-of-the-art techniques for multiple numerical methods in handling multiphase flow, compares them, and finally highlights their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it covers more straightforward, conventional theories and governing equations in early chapters, moving on to the more modern and complex computational models and tools later in the book. It is therefore accessible to those who may be new to the subject while also featuring topics of interest to the more experienced researcher. Mixed or multiphase flows of solid/liquid or solid/gas are commonly found in many industrial fields, and their behavior is complex and difficult to predict in many cases. The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has emerged as a powerful tool for understanding fluid mechanics in multiphase reactors, which are widely used in the chemical, petroleum, mining, food, automotive, energy, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. This revised edition is an ideal reference for scientists, MSc students and chemical and mechanical engineers in these areas.

Key Features

  • Includes updated chapters in addition to a brand-new section on granular flows.
  • Features novel solution methods for multiphase flow, along with recent case studies.
  • Explains how and when to use the featured technique and how to interpret the results and apply them to improving applications.


Chemical and mechanical engineers, especially in filtration, separation, gas/ liquid pumping, aerospace, automotive and energy industries. MSc students and researchers in chemical and mechanical engineering.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions
    3. Solution Methods for Multiphase Flows
    4. Gas-Particle and Liquid-Particles Flows
    5. Gas-Liquid Flows
    6. Free Surface Flows
    7. Granular Flows
    8. Freezing/Solidification
    9. Three-Phase Flows
    10. Future Trends in Handling Turbulent Multiphase Flows

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: February 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024539
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024546

About the Authors

Guan Heng Yeoh

Guan Heng Yeoh is a professor at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, and a principal research scientist at ANSTO. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows and the group leader of Computational Thermal-Hydraulics of OPAL Research Reactor, ANSTO. He has approximately 250 publications including 10 books, 12 book chapters, 156 journal articles and 115 conference papers with an H-index of 33 and over 4490 citations. His research interests are computational fluid dynamics (CFD); numerical heat and mass transfer; turbulence modelling using Reynolds averaging and large eddy simulation; combustion, radiation heat transfer, soot formation and oxidation, and solid pyrolysis in fire engineering; fundamental studies in multiphase flows: free surface, gas-particle, liquid-solid (blood flow and nanoparticles), and gas-liquid (bubbly, slug/cap, churn-turbulent, and subcooled nucleate boiling flows); computational modelling of industrial systems of single-phase and multiphase flows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mechanical Engineering (CFD), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jiyuan Tu

Jiyuan Tu has 33 years of academic and industry experience in this field. He has authored 9 books, is an editor on 6 journals, has over 300 journal articles published and is in service of expert committee members to the United Nations (UN) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In the last 10 years, he has won 6 awards for excellence in research and teaching. His areas of research and consulting expertise are: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical heat transfer (NHT); computational and experimental modelling of multiphase flows; fluid-structure interaction; biomedical engineering: optimal design of drug delivery devices; prediction of aerosol deposition in human airways and nasal cavity; and simulation of blood flow in arteries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia; and Distinguished Professor, Tsinghua University, China

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