Numerical analysis of bubble rising behavior in a liquid metal using MPS

Rong Hua Chen*, Wen Xi Tian, Juan Li Zuo, Guang Hui Su, Sui Zheng Qiu, Jian Hui Xu

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Moving Particle Semi-Implicit (MPS) Method has advantages over the traditional mesh-based methods in the accurate capture of the vapor-liquid interface. In the present study, the numerical simulation of single bubble rising behavior in the liquid Pb-Bi alloy had been performed. The numerical results are provided for bubble shape deformation and rising velocity. Numerical simulation results indicate that as the bubble rises, the bubble exhibits in turn spherical, dimpled ellipsoidal, spherical-cap shapes. Terminal velocity of the bubble predicted by MPS agrees well with that predicted by Grace and increases with the initial bubble diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalHedongli Gongcheng/Nuclear Power Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct


  • Bubble rising behavior
  • Liquid metal
  • Moving particle semi-implicit method (MPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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