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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(6), 940; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8060940

Effect of Wettability on Collapsing Cavitation Bubble near Solid Surface Studied by Multi-Relaxation-Time Lattice Boltzmann Model

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College of Internet of Things Engineering, Hohai University, Changzhou 213022, China
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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Power Transmission and Distribution Equipment Technology, Hohai University, Changzhou 213022, China
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Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 6 June 2018
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The interaction between cavitation bubbles and solid surfaces is an important issue when investigating the mechanism of collapsing cavitation bubbles. The property of a solid surface has a great effect on the inception, development and collapse of the bubbles. In this work, we aim to investigate the effect of wettability on collapsing cavitation bubbles using the multi-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model. First, the pseudopotential multi-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann is improved by involving the piecewise linear equation of state and the improved forcing scheme modified by Li et al. The improved pseudopotential model is verified by the Laplace law. Next, the fluid–solid interaction in the model is employed to adjust the wettability of the solid surface. Moreover, the simulation of the collapse of the cavitation bubble near the solid surface is compared by the experiment results. Finally, the simulation of the collapsing cavitation bubbles near the solid surface with different wettability is also investigated. We find that the numerical results of the collapsing bubble are in good agreement with the experimental results. The simulation results show that the hydrophobicity of the solid surface can accelerate the cavitation bubble collapse. The hydrophilicity of the solid surface has little effect on the collapsing bubbles. View Full-Text
Keywords: cavitation bubble; wettability; lattice Boltzmann model; pseudopotential model cavitation bubble; wettability; lattice Boltzmann model; pseudopotential model
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Zhu, Y.; Shan, M.; Yang, Y.; Han, Q.; Zhu, C.; Zhang, X. Effect of Wettability on Collapsing Cavitation Bubble near Solid Surface Studied by Multi-Relaxation-Time Lattice Boltzmann Model. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 940.

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