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)Full text not available from this repository.
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.
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