Droplet Heating and Evaporation: Hydrodynamic, Kinetic and Molecular Dynamics Models

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Some recently developed approaches to the hydrodynamic, kinetic and molecular dynamic modelling of monoand multi-component droplet heating and evaporation are discussed. New approaches to taking into account the effect of the moving boundary during droplet evaporation on droplet heating for mono- and multi-component droplets are summarised. A simplified model for multi-component droplet heating and evaporation, based on the analytical solution to the species diffusion equation inside droplets, is described. A quasi-discrete model for heating and evaporation of complex multi-component hydrocarbon fuel droplets, and its application to modelling the heating and evaporation of realistic Diesel and gasoline fuel droplets are described. A new kinetic algorithm, taking into account the effect of inelastic collisions, is reviewed. The results of applications of molecular dynamics simulations to study the evaporation of n-dodecane droplets are described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conf. Proc.
Place of PublicationGreece
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013
EventAIP Conf. Proc. - Rhodes, Greece, 21–27 September 2013
Duration: 31 Dec 2013 → …


ConferenceAIP Conf. Proc.
Period31/12/13 → …


  • droplet
  • heating
  • evaporation
  • hydrodynamic modelling
  • kinetic modelling
  • molecular dynamics modelling


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