Analysis of kinetic approach to homogeneous condensation in water expansions

Arnaud Borner, Zheng Li, Deborah Levin, Ryan Jansen, Ingrid Wysong, Sergey Gimelshein, Michael Zeifman

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Abstract

A model of homogeneous nucleation based on first principles of the kinetic theory of gases, and developed for the direct simulation Monte Carlo method, is presented. Key parameters of the model, such as the binding energy and the heat capacity as functions of cluster size, are given for water and argon. For water, two datasets are used, one based on quantum calculations of heat capacity and binding energy available in the literature, and the other based on the present molecular dynamics computations. The model is analyzed using the thermal bath relaxation problem, and applied to compute the water dimer terminal mole fractions in circular orifice expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2010Jan 7 2010

Publication series

Name48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Other

Other48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period1/4/101/7/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Borner, A., Li, Z., Levin, D., Jansen, R., Wysong, I., Gimelshein, S., & Zeifman, M. (2010). Analysis of kinetic approach to homogeneous condensation in water expansions. In 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition [2010-0985] (48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition).