Numerical simulation of two-phase fluid flow and heat transfer with or without phase change using a volume-of-fluid model

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Abstract

Numerical simulations of two-phase fluid flow and heat transfer with or without phase change have been carried out. The Volume-of-Fluid (VOF) model was used in the simulations, and a procedure for considering the phase change process was developed. The Piecewise Linear Interface Calculation (PLIC) method is employed for the interface reconstruction, to keep the sharp interface. The coupling between pressure and velocity is treated by the SIMPLEC algorithm. The surface tension is modeled by the Continuum Surface Force (CSF) model. An in-house code has been developed, and two examples are presented in this paper, i.e., dam-break case and a falling water droplet in a steam bath. The calculation results are compared with corresponding experimental data, and good agreement is obtained. Copyright

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  • Energy Engineering

Keywords

  • Latent heat, Re-meshing, Volume-of-Fluid (VOF), Continuum surface force (CSF)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
PublisherAmerican Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages455-462
Volume260
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2004 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 132004 Nov 19

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Volume260
ISSN (Print)0888-8116

Conference

ConferenceASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2004
Abbreviated titleIMECE2004
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period2004/11/132004/11/19