Nucleation and condensation phenomena are of fundamental importance in many fields such as steam-turbine design and power generation technologies. Wet steam flows are typically considered as multiphase gas droplet mixtures in which both vapor and liquid droplets coexist. In such flows, spontaneous nucleation leads to the formation of liquid droplets from vapor. Our key goal is to determine the rate of nucleation and droplets growth correctly. This will enable us to predict the variations of thermodynamic properties along the nozzle axis. In this study, a CFD code is generated based on the assumption of non-isothermal homogenous nucleation rate. A “Used-Defined Function” (UDF) was written in a compatible format with FLUENT solver such that it implements all the required wet steam calculations through a finite-volume method. The predicted numerical results were well supported by experimental data from literature for a specific nozzle. The predicted distribution of pressure ratio along the main axis of the nozzle shows a reasonable agreement with experimental data. Moreover, the droplets sizes predicted were in good agreement with experimental data too. Besides, the variations of some important thermodynamic properties along the nozzles were determined as well. The predicted results were compared to available data from relevant literature. The outcome of current numerical procedure confirms the superiority of this module for wet steam considerations in supersonic flow. It can further be applied to wet flow analysis in so many applications such as steam turbine cascades.

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