Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Droplet deformation simulation due to flow field during droplet fall in the air
Authors: Nivlouei, Sahar Jafari
Orientador: Ansari, Mohammad Reza
Keywords: droplet; deformation; spray; drop impact; contact angle; VOF ، OpenFoam
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Abstract: This work is devoted to investigation of free-surface flow associated with drop fall. The main goal of the work is the computational and the theoretical study of the flow generated by drop falling and drop impact onto different surfaces, with relevance for spray impingement. The considered flow configurations include drop impact onto a shallow liquid layer, binary drop collision, drop impact onto a dry wall, nonisothermal drop impact onto a heated wall with the accompanying simultaneous heat transfer within the wall, and drop impact onto a porous substrate. The potential of the new interface capturing methodology developed by OpenCFD Ltd and based on the volume-of-fluid (VOF) model within the framework of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is evaluated by contrasting the results of numerical simulations to the in-house experimental results and the existing experimental and numerical result databases. The flows studied are treated as being laminar and computed in the framework of the finite-volume numerical method. In general, the numerical model and the computational procedure demonstrate good predictive capabilities by reproducing correctly the studied flows mentioned above, both qualitatively and quantitatively. All important effects observed in the experiments are reproduced and particularly some distinctive features of the flow are properly captured. The numerical simulations of the different flow configurations pertinent to spray impact provide a detailed insight into the dynamics of the flow and enable analytical modeling using simplified theoretical approaches. In particular the computational results provide all the flow details which are inaccessible by present experimental techniques, they are used to prove the theoretical assumptions and yield the required database for defining new flow patterns and their analytical modeling.
Description: Documentos apresentados no âmbito do reconhecimento de graus e diplomas estrangeiros
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:UC - Reconhecimento de graus e diplomas estrangeiros

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
MSc thesis.pdfDissertação de Mestrado5.12 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Apr 13, 2021


checked on Apr 13, 2021

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.