# On the modelling of the thermal interactions between a spray curtain and an impinging cold gas cloud

Alessandri, E., Buchlin, J., Cavallini, A., Patel, Mayur and Galea, Edwin R.
(1996)
*On the modelling of the thermal interactions between a spray curtain and an impinging cold gas cloud.*
Technical Report.
University of Greenwich, London.
(doi:1899991107)

## Abstract

A mixed Lagrangian-Eulerian model of a Water Curtain barrier is presented. The heat, mass and momentum processes are modelled in a Lagrangian framework for the dispersed phase and in an Eulerian framework for the carrier phase. The derivation of the coupling source terms is illustrated with reference to a given carrier phase cell. The turbulent character of the flow is treated with a single equation model, modified to directly account for the influence of the particles on the flow. The model is implemented in the form of a 2 D incompressible Navier Stokes solver, coupled to an adaptive Rung Kutta method for the Lagrangian sub-system. Simulations of a free standing full cone water spray show satisfactory agreement with experiment. Predictions of a Water Curtain barrier impacted by a cold gas cloud point to markedly different flow fields for the upward and downward configurations, which could influence the effectiveness of chemical absorption in the liquid phase.

Item Type: | Monograph (Technical Report) |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | water curtain barrier, |

Subjects: | T Technology > TP Chemical technology |

Pre-2014 Departments: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences |

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Last Modified: | 14 Oct 2016 08:59 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20 |

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