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Numerical investigation of boiling

Sagan, Michaël and Tanguy, Sébastien and Colin, Catherine Numerical investigation of boiling. (2012) In: ECI 8th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, 3 June 2012 - 2012 (Lausanne, Switzerland).

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Abstract

In this work, we study different phenomena that occur during nucleate boiling. We numerically investigate boiling using two phase flow direct numerical simulation based on a level set / Ghost Fluid method. This method allows us to follow the interface and to make accurate geometric calculation as for bubble curvature. Nucleate boiling on a plate is not only a thermal issue, but also involves multiphase dynamics issues at different scales and at different stages of bubble growth. As a consequence, we divide the whole problem and investigate separately the different phenomena considering their nature and the scale at which they occur. First we analyse the boiling of a static bubble immersed in an overheated liquid. We perform numerical simulations at different Jakob numbers in the case of strong discontinuity of density through the interface. These simulations permit us to estimate the accuracy of our numerical method dealing with phase change in the context of two phase flow direct numerical simulation. The results show a good agreement between numerical bubble radius evolution and the theoretical evolution found by Scriven(1959). The validation of our code for the Scriven case allows to pursue our study by focusing on the phenomena that take place in the particular case of an interaction with a wall. This interaction is characterised by the angle formed between a solid and a fluid interface, named the contact angle. We implement a method that makes it possible for a droplet, to reach, in the case of a static contact angle, a steady state corresponding to a theoretical equilibrium. Besides this method enables to take into account the contact angle hysteresis model, which considers different angles whether the contact line is advancing or recoiling. We perform simulations of the spreading of a liquid droplet impacting on a plate, and we compare the maximum spreading diameter and the advancing and receding droplet behaviour of our numerical results with the experimental data Son and Lee (2010) have reported.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Catherine COLIN
Deposited On:13 Dec 2013 14:29

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