Accession Number : ADA113378

Title :   A Numerical Investigation of the Dynamics of Liquid Spray.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 81-31 Jan 82,

Corporate Author : VON KARMAN INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS RHODE-SAINT-GENESE (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : Weinacht,Paul ; Buchlin,J-M

PDF Url : ADA113378

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : An axisymmetric numerical model of a liquid spray is presented. The model consists of coupled sets of partial differential equations for the gas phase and ordinary differential equations for the liquid phase. A numerical method based on the MAC method is presented and calculations show good agreement with experiment. The effect of a ceiling on the entrainment performance of a spray is found to be negligible. The examination of the calculated pressure field shows that pressure does not play an important role in the flow and may be ignored. This is in agreement with experiment and contributes additional validation to existing models which ignore this effect. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sprays, *Liquids, *Gases, *Mathematical models, Air, Entrainment, Axisymmetric, Validation, Experimental data, Numerical analysis, Pollutants, Dispersing, Flow fields, Gas flow, Phase studies, Differential equations, Partial differential equations

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE