Fengyan Shi, Gangfeng Ma, James T. Kirby


This paper provides a review of our recent developments in numerical models for predicting physical processes related to optical properties inside the surfzone. Model components in the developments include the bubble entrainment model, 2D and 3D multiphase two-fluid models for modeling quiescent phase of bubbles, turbulence models with influences of bubbles, bubble coalescence and breakup models used in the two-fluid models, and foam model for predicting foam patch generation and evolution inside the surfzone. The paper summarizes theories used in the model components and shows some numerical results from model tests.


air bubble; foam; multiphase model; Navier-Stakes solver; surfzone

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