March 10, 2022 at 10:42 amabdulrahmanElmenyawiSubscriber
I am trying to simulate water droplet evaporation using ansys fluent.
I have set up my domain as 2d axisymmetric. Droplet is suspended on a suspender with air around it.
Air is still and I turned off gravity. Air temperature is 190 degrees Celcius and the droplet temperature is 30 degrees Celcius. I am using the Lee model and VOF approach. I set up 3 phases. Water liquid, water vapour, and air. However the droplet doesn't heat up to saturation temperature to start evaporating. If anyone could help me with that I would be grateful.March 10, 2022 at 1:57 pmRobAnsys EmployeeThe first problem is that vapour and air aren't separate phases, they're a species mixture in the gas phase. Not sure about the rest, fix the phase/species part and see what happens.
March 10, 2022 at 2:04 pmabdulrahmanElmenyawiSubscriberThanks for your answer
Do you mean that I remove the air phase and keep only 2 phases?
March 10, 2022 at 2:11 pmRobAnsys EmployeeYes, one phase is water and the other a species mixture of air & water-vapour. The mass exchange then needs a little more care, but the panel will lead you through it.
March 10, 2022 at 7:18 pmabdulrahmanElmenyawiSubscriberI have done that, now I have just 2 phases, I checked the initial conditions in terms of volume fractions of the phases and they seem correct with the new setup, however I still have the problem of the water droplet not heating up, instead the area around it cools down.
March 11, 2022 at 11:51 amRobAnsys EmployeeWhat temperature did you initialise the system at? What is maintaining this temperature?
March 12, 2022 at 6:48 amabdulrahmanElmenyawiSubscriberAir temperature is 190 Celcius
Droplet temperature 30 Celcius
And here are my boundary conditions Axis is the bottom horizontal edge since its axisymmetric
Free stream is the top wall
Wall is the semicircle suspender
March 14, 2022 at 2:36 pmRobAnsys EmployeePlease repost the images - we (Ansys staff) are not permitted to open attachments.
March 19, 2022 at 10:11 amabdulrahmanElmenyawiSubscriberI have solved the heat transfer problem, the suspender wall should be modelled as an adabiatic wall, that did the trick. However evaporation doesn't happen correctly, when I enable surface tension between water phase and vapour-air phase, the droplet starts to deform in weird way. Can you help me with the evaporation model? I am using the built in Lee model and surface tension value is 0.072 N/m
March 21, 2022 at 11:41 amRobAnsys EmployeePictures will help.
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