A multicomponent droplet vaporization model including both gas and liquid phase transport processes was developed for multidimensional spray computations. This paper focuses on two effects altering vaporization in a high-pressure and high-temperature environment. One effect is on droplet surface regression caused by a higher vaporization rate. This effect is well characterized by the Lewis number and the Peclet number with the regression velocity. Formulas based on the two numbers were included to improve model accuracy. The other effect is on the nonideal behavior and was covered in the model by using the Peng-Robinson equation of state to determine phase equilibrium at the droplet surface. The model was validated by the results from an accurate simplified vortex model and experimental measurements, and excellent agreements were demonstrated. Further comparisons against the model without the two effects and an infinite diffusion model show that significant improvement was achieved by the model for single-droplet and spray computations.
A Model for Multicomponent Spray Vaporization in a High-Pressure and High-Temperature Environment
Contributed by the Internal Combustion Engine Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the ICE Division, July 2000; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters, November 2001. Editor: D. N. Assanis.
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Zeng , Y., and Lee, C. F. (June 19, 2002). "A Model for Multicomponent Spray Vaporization in a High-Pressure and High-Temperature Environment ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. July 2002; 124(3): 717–724. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1456094
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