A model for droplet heating and its implementation into ANSYS Fluent

Oyuna Rybdylova, Mansour Al Qubeissi, Markus Braun, Cyril Crua, Julien Luc Manin, Lyle M. Pickett, Guillaume De Sercey, Elena Sazhina, Sergei Sazhin, Morgan Heikal

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The main ideas of the model for droplet heating and evaporation, based on the analytical solution to the heat conduction equation inside the droplet, and its implementation into ANSYS Fluent are described. The model is implemented into ANSYS Fluent using User-Defined Functions (UDF). The predictions of ANSYS Fluent with the new model are verified against the results predicted by in-house research code for an n-dodecane droplet heated and evaporated in hot air. Also, the predictions of this version of ANSYS Fluent are compared with in-house experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016

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© 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


  • Droplets
  • Heating
  • Evaporation
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • Diesel fuel
  • n-Dodecane


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