Imperial College London

Professor Omar K. Matar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering



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BibTex format

author = {Xie, Z and Hewitt, G and Pavlidis, D and Salinas, P and Pain, C and Matar, O},
doi = {10.1016/j.ces.2017.04.015},
journal = {Chemical Engineering Science},
pages = {303--312},
title = {Numerical study of three-dimensional droplet impact ona flowing liquid film in annular two-phase flow},
url = {},
volume = {166},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Annular flow with liquid entrainment occurs in a wide variety of two-phase flow system. A novel control volume finite element method with adaptive unstructured meshes is employed here to study three-dimensional droplet deposition process in annular two-phase flow. The numerical framework consists of a ‘volume of fluid’ type method for the interface capturing and a force-balanced continuum surface force model for the surface tension on adaptive unstructured meshes. The numerical framework is validated against experimental measurements of a droplet impact problem and is then used to study the droplet deposition onto a flowing liquid film at atmospheric and high pressure conditions. Detailed complex interfacial structures during droplet impact are captured during the simulation, which agree with the experimental observations, demonstrating the capability of the present method. It is found that the effect of the ambient pressure on the fluid properties and interfacial tension plays an important role in the droplet deposition process and the associated interfacial phenomena.
AU - Xie,Z
AU - Hewitt,G
AU - Pavlidis,D
AU - Salinas,P
AU - Pain,C
AU - Matar,O
DO - 10.1016/j.ces.2017.04.015
EP - 312
PY - 2017///
SN - 1873-4405
SP - 303
TI - Numerical study of three-dimensional droplet impact ona flowing liquid film in annular two-phase flow
T2 - Chemical Engineering Science
UR -
UR -
VL - 166
ER -