Interacting heat transfer processes in water droplets

  • G. Miliauskas Kaunas University of Technology
  • V. Šabanas Kaunas University of Technology


A brief review of a droplet problem research, which covers heat and mass transfer in the droplet and its surroundings, is presented in the study. The unsteady heat transfer in evaporating semitransparent droplets is modeled. The numerical research method evaluates selective radiation absorption and interaction of transfer processes. The influence of the droplet state on its heating process is investigated. The interactions of unsteady transfer processes in droplets are discussed. The results of the numerical research are compared to the known results of the experimental studies of water droplet temperature and evaporation rate.