Validation of the lagrangian approach for the predicting turbulent dispersion and evaporation of droplets within a spray

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The accuracy of the Lagrangian approach for predicting droplet trajectories and evaporation rates within a simple spray has been addressed. The turbulent dispersion and overall evaporation rates of droplets are modeled reasonably well, although the downstream velocity decay of the larger droplets is underpredicted, which is attributed to a poor estimate of the radial fluctuating velocity of these droplets at the inlet boundary. Qualitative agreement is found between the predicted and experimental evolution of the droplet size distribution downstream of the nozzle. These results show that smaller droplets evaporate preferentially to larger droplets, because they disperse more quickly toward the edge of the jet, where the entrainment of fresh air from the surroundings produces a significant evaporative driving force. Droplet dispersion and evaporation rates are highly influenced by the rate of turbulence generation within the shear layer. This work demonstrates the potential of the Lagrangian approach for analyzing particle trajectories and drying within the more complex spray dryer system.
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Nijdam, J
Guo, Baoyu
Fletcher, D
Langrish, T
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2006
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UNSW Faculty