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A three-phase VOF solver for the simulation of in-nozzle cavitation effects on liquid atomization

Giussani, Filippo and Piscaglia, Federico and Sáez Mischlich, Gonzalo and Hèlie, Jérôme A three-phase VOF solver for the simulation of in-nozzle cavitation effects on liquid atomization. (2020) Journal of Computational Physics, 406. 109068-109106. ISSN 0021-9991

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2019.109068

Abstract

The development of a single-fluid solver supporting phase-change and able to capture the evolution of three fluids, two of which are miscible, into the sharp interface capturing Volume of Fluid (VOF) approximation, is presented. The transport of each phase-fraction is solved independently by a flux-corrected transport method to ensure the boundedness of the void fraction over the domain. The closure of the system of equations is achieved by a cavitation model, that handles the phase change between the liquid and the fuel vapor and it also accounts for the interaction with the non-condensable gases. Boundedness and conservativeness of the solver in the transport of the volume fraction are verified on two numerical benchmarks: a two-dimensional bubble rising in a liquid column and a cavitating/condensing liquid column. Finally, numerical predictions from large-eddy simulations are compared against experimental results available from literature; in particular, validation against high-speed camera visualizations and Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) measurements of cavitating microscopic in-nozzle flows in a fuel injector is reported.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03041062
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Continental Automotive France SAS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Politecnico di Milano (ITALY)
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Deposited On:04 Dec 2020 15:47

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