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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 343276, 22 pages
Review Article

Large Eddy Simulation for Dispersed Bubbly Flows: A Review

1ABB Switzerland Ltd., 5400 Baden, Switzerland
2Multiphase Reactors Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
3Laboratory for Thermal-Hydraulics, Nuclear Energy and Safety Department, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
4Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019, India
5Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400 094, India

Received 14 June 2012; Revised 31 October 2012; Accepted 18 November 2012

Academic Editor: Nandkishor Nere

Copyright © 2013 M. T. Dhotre 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.


Large eddy simulations (LES) of dispersed gas-liquid flows for the prediction of flow patterns and its applications have been reviewed. The published literature in the last ten years has been analysed on a coherent basis, and the present status has been brought out for the LES Euler-Euler and Euler-Lagrange approaches. Finally, recommendations for the use of LES in dispersed gas liquid flows have been made.