On Geurst’s Equations for Inertial Coupling in Two-Phase Flow

  • Graham B. Wallis
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications book series (IMA, volume 26)


Geurst used variational techniques to derive the inertia terms in the momentum equations of the two fluid model for two-phase flow.

This paper compares Geurst’s results with other formulations, examines the significance of various terms, and explores resulting predictions in one-dimensional steady and unsteady flow situations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham B. Wallis
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  1. 1.Thayer School of EngineeringDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA

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