Modeling of droplet evaporation and coalescence for direct injection into an argon inductively coupled plasma

Craig M. Benson, Sergey F. Gimelshein, Deborah A. Levin, Akbar Montaser

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Abstract

A numerical model has been developed to simulate the desolvation and coalescence rates and number densities of sample droplets directly injected into an argon inductively coupled plasma. Specific droplet processes considered include transport, heating, desolvation, and coalescence. The droplet-droplet interactions are computed with the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. The simulation is used to predict spatial maps of droplet number and mass densities within an argon ICP. An investigation into the overall importance of coalescence in various spray processes is also conducted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event35th AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2001 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2001Jun 14 2001

Other

Other35th AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2001
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period6/11/016/14/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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