Two-phase electrohydrodynamic simulations using a volume-of-fluid approach

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Tomar G, Gerlach D, Biswas G, Alleborn N, Sharma A, Durst F, Welch SW, Delgado A
Journal: Journal of Computational Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2007
Volume: 227
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 1267-1285
ISSN: 0021-9991


A numerical methodology to simulate two-phase electrohydrodynamic flows under the volume-of-fluid paradigm is proposed. The electric force in such systems acts only at the interface and is zero elsewhere in the two fluids. Continuum surface force representations are derived for the electric field force in a system of dielectric-dielectric and conducting-conducting fluids. On the basis of analytical calculations for simple flow problems we propose a weighted harmonic mean interpolation scheme to smoothen the electric properties in the diffused transition region (interface). It is shown that a wrong choice of interpolation scheme (weighted arithmetic mean) may lead to a transition region thickness dependent electric field in the bulk. We simulate a set of problems with exact or approximate analytical solutions to validate the numerical model proposed. A coupled level set and volume-of-fluid (CLSVOF) algorithm has been used for simulations presented here. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Delgado, Antonio Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik
Durst, Franz Prof. Dr.
Technische Fakultät

External institutions with authors

University of Colorado System

How to cite

Tomar, G., Gerlach, D., Biswas, G., Alleborn, N., Sharma, A., Durst, F.,... Delgado, A. (2007). Two-phase electrohydrodynamic simulations using a volume-of-fluid approach. Journal of Computational Physics, 227(2), 1267-1285.

Tomar, Gaurav, et al. "Two-phase electrohydrodynamic simulations using a volume-of-fluid approach." Journal of Computational Physics 227.2 (2007): 1267-1285.


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