The added mass coefficient of a dispersion of spherical gas bubbles in liquid

A. Biesheuvel, S. Spoelstra

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Models published in the two-phase flow literature for the added mass coefficient of a dilute bubbly dispersion are discussed and compared. It is shown that the differences between the models are mainly due to the different ways in which the added mass is defined. Also, approximate expressions for the added mass coefficient of non-dilute bubbly dispersions are given. Finally, the use of the models in an equation for the average motion of the bubbles is briefly discussed.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)911-924
JournalInternational journal of multiphase flow
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Bubbly flows
  • IR-70567
  • added mass

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