Simulation of particle-based kundsen number effects in aerosols

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper presents a particle approach to model the evolution of micron-sized water droplets injected into a high-temperature gas environment. The numerical approach takes into account the processes of droplet heating, desolvation, and coalescence. The modeling of droplet motion includes a slip flow correction to the continuum Stokes' expression for the drag force. A correction is incorporated to simulate kinetic effects in processes of mass transfer. The direct simulation Monte Carlo method is used to model droplet-droplet collisions. The approach is applied to calculate droplet behavior in a spatially uniform background gas and that of an argon inductively coupled plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2003Jun 26 2003

Publication series

Name36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference


Other36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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