The evolution of numerical methods for predicting the distribution of surfactant in the bubble-scale dynamics of foams

Type Review article
Original languageEnglish
Article number101440
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Early online date16 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2021
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Many numerical methods now exist to simulate the structure and dynamics of surface-tension-dominated aqueous foams at the level of the individual films and the liquid structures where they meet. We review these methods, focusing in particular on bubble-scale simulations of foam rheology. We highlight methods that allow the distribution of surfactant during flow to be taken into account.


  • Foam rheology, Numerical simulation