The numerical analysis of general dynamic equation for distribution function of droplet's radius by finite difference method
Abstract
The general dynamic equation for distribution function of droplet's radius is solved by the finite difference method. In many cases that equation is solved by calculating the radius and position of each droplet step by step. However in the flow field where the temperature is nonuniform and not steady, it is very difficult to apply that method. Thus, the finite difference method must be applied. In this paper, the precision of the finite difference method is estimated by comparison with the Lagrangian method. The results reveal that the time history of temperature, density of mist, and so on can be estimated by the finite difference method accurately.
 Publication:

5th Numerical Fluid Dynamics Symposium
 Pub Date:
 1991
 Bibcode:
 1991nfd..symp..485T
 Keywords:

 Distribution Functions;
 Drop Size;
 Dynamic Models;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Lagrangian Function;
 Mist;
 Position (Location);
 Radii;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer