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Journal of Fluids
Volume 2014, Article ID 193215, 6 pages
Research Article

Numerical Simulation of Water Jet Flow Using Diffusion Flux Mixture Model

Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 1 Fusionopolis Way, No. 16-16 Connexis, Singapore 138632

Received 7 May 2014; Revised 24 June 2014; Accepted 30 June 2014; Published 16 July 2014

Academic Editor: Yanzhong Li

Copyright © 2014 Zhi Shang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A multidimensional diffusion flux mixture model was developed to simulate water jet two-phase flows. Through the modification of the gravity using the gradients of the mixture velocity, the centrifugal force on the water droplets was able to be considered. The slip velocities between the continuous phase (gas) and the dispersed phase (water droplets) were able to be calculated through multidimensional diffusion flux velocities based on the modified multidimensional drift flux model. Through the numerical simulations, comparing with the experiments and the simulations of traditional algebraic slip mixture model on the water mist spray, the model was validated.