Numerical simulation of flows with moving contact lines


The main objective is to develop and use a 3D computational method for such flows. The contact-line model should be such that it can be used for practical applications. Current computational models for such flows either don’t allow this, or are 2D. As a basis we use the freeware TPLS  which is a two-phase flow solver but for flows without moving contact lines. Thus far, we have revisited the issue of mass conservation (that is, for incompressible flow, the volume occupied by each fluid should be conserved, which is a computational challenge). Next, a new computational model has been developed for 3D flows with contact lines. The resources have been used mostly for smaller (test) runs, the main runs are on Occigen (and Jade previously). This work is financed by IFPEN.

Personnels concernés

Chercheur  Position  Laboratoire 
Zlatko SOLOMENKO  Doctorant LMFA 

Liste de publications

Z. Solomenko, P.D.M. Spelt, P. Alix
A three-dimensional level-set method for large-scale simulations of flows with moving contact lines.
Manuscript in preparation for submission to J. Comput. Phys. (2016).

A further paper on mass conservation of level-set methods is also in preparation.

Z. Solomenko
Numerical method for three-dimensional macroscale simulations of two-phase flows with moving contact lines,
Compte-rendus du 22ème Congrès Français de Mécanique, Lyon (2015)


Z. Solomenko
Numerical simulations of macroscopic flows with moving contact lines,
9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Florence, Italy (2016)