Based on adaptive mesh refinement, the SIM (Sharp-Interface Method) is utilized to numerically study the interaction between a shock wave and a liquid column as well as the evolution of the flow field. The SIM consists of the LSM (Level Set Method) and the GFM (Ghost Fluid Method). The LSM tracks the gas-liquid interface, and the GFM generates the virtual domains near the interface based on the gas-liquid interface condition. The hybridized GFM has been developed by integrating the Riemann GFM and the modified GFM together, which ensures the accuracy of the interface Riemann problem in the small deformation region of the interface while ensuring that the large interface deformation can be processed correctly. By comparing with the experimental results and the numerical results in previous literature, the good agreement shows that the above algorithm can accurately simulate the interactions between shock waves and liquid columns along with achieving the evolutions of the sharp gas-liquid interfaces. Based on the algorithm above, the interactions between the shock waves and the inviscid, the Newtonian, and the shear-thinning liquid columns are simulated, respectively. The numerical results indicate that the viscous effect can cause the bending of the liquid column and large deformation in the high shearing region. However, the shear thinning effect alleviates the bending and the deformation of the liquid column in the high shear region.
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Research Article| April 01 2019
Numerical study of the shear-thinning effect on the interaction between a normal shock wave and a cylindrical liquid column
Special Collection: Selected Papers from the 10th National Congress on Fluid Mechanics of China
Hao Yang (杨浩);
Hao Yang, Jie Peng; Numerical study of the shear-thinning effect on the interaction between a normal shock wave and a cylindrical liquid column. Physics of Fluids 1 April 2019; 31 (4): 043101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5083633
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