This paper simulates the dispersed bubbly flow in a vertical tube with two different turbulence models based on Eulerian two-fluid frameworks. Both the RANS (Reynolds Averaged N-S equation) approach and LES (Large Eddy Simulation) approach can get results agreed with experiment well. The “wall peak” bubble distribution is captured. Compare with RANS with SST (Shear Stress Transport) turbulence model, the LES with WALE (Wall-Adapted Local Eddy-viscosity) sub-grid model can give transient and detail information of the flow field, and it shows better agreement.

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