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Direct numerical simulation of the impact of a droplet onto a hot surface above the Leidenfrost temperature

Rueda Villegas, Lucia and Tanguy, Sébastien and Castanet, Guillaume and Caballina, Ophélie and Lemoine, Fabrice Direct numerical simulation of the impact of a droplet onto a hot surface above the Leidenfrost temperature. (2017) International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104. 1090-1109. ISSN 0017-9310

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.08.105


In this paper, we compare numerical simulations and experiments on droplets impinging onto a hot surface at a temperature well above the Leidenfrost point, for different impacting Weber numbers ranging from 7 to 45. We use a novel numerical method for the simulation of two-phase flows with phase change (evaporation and boiling) which accounts for the heterogeneous thermodynamic conditions at the liquid/gas interface. We present the results of experimental and numerical values for the droplet shape, its spreading diameter and its loss of momentum. The numerical simulations determine the time-evolution of the average vapor layer thickness, which is typically from one to two orders of magnitude smaller than the initial droplet diameter. Thermal transfer between the liquid and the gas phases are also investigated both numerically and experimentally. In the numerical results, like in the experiments, the droplet heating increases with the impacting Weber numbers. The fully resolved direct numerical simulations allow for the accurate description of the multi-scale complex problem involving both fluid mechanics and coupled heat and mass transfer.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0017931016303015
HAL Id:hal-01368480
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Lorraine (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2016 13:44

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