Effect of Liquid Droplets on Turbulence in A Round Gaseous Jet

Effect of Liquid Droplets on Turbulence in A Round Gaseous Jet

Microform - 1986
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"The main objective of this investigation is to develop a two-equation turbulence model for dilute vaporizing sprays or in general for dispersed two-phase flows including the effects of phase changes. The model that accounts for the interaction between the two phases is based on rigorously derived equations for turbulence kinetic energy (K) and its dissipation rate epsilon of the carrier phase using the momentum equation of that phase. Closure is achieved by modeling the turbulent correlations, up to third order, in the equations of the mean motion, concentration of the vapor in the carrier phase, and the kinetic energy of turbulence and its dissipation rate for the carrier phase. The governing equations are presented in both the exact and the modeled forms. The governing equations are solved numerically using a finite-difference procedure to test the presented model for the flow of a turbulent axisymmetric gaseous jet laden with either evaporating liquid droplets or solid particles. The predictions include the distribution of the mean velocity, volume fractions of the different phases, concentration of the evaporated material in the carrier phase, turbulence intensity and shear stress of the carrier phase, droplet diameter distribution, and the jet spreading rate. The predictions are in good agreement with the experimental data."--NTIS abstract.
Publisher: Irvine, Calif. : University of California at Irvine, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering ; [Cleveland, Ohio] : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center , [1986]
Characteristics: ix, 198 p. : ill.


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