SIMULATION OF EVAPORATING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL DROPLETS INJECTED INTO A TURBULENT FLOW
AbstractIn this work we present a numerical simulation of the isopropyl alcohol droplets in a turbulent, two-phase flow. The droplets are injected into the annular heated air tube which is an aluminium cylindrical chamber of internal diameter 200 mm and 1500 mm of length. The diameter of the injection tube is 64 mm in the Sommerfeld experimental configuration. The numerical simulation is performed by using the Fluent industry code, which uses a numerical finite volume method coupled with a multigrid resolution scheme. The flow governing equations are solved by using a performed SIMPLE algorithm and using the standard k-ε model of turbulence. The results are compared with the experimental data obtained by Sommerfeld and Qiu to show good agreement.
MECHANICS OF FLUIDS AND GASES