Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-24-087
2005-09-11

Development of a Model for the Wall Film Formed by Impinging Spray Based on a Fully Explicit Integration Method 2005-24-087

A wall film model has been implemented in a customized version of KIVA-3 code developed at University of Bologna. Under the hypothesis of `thin laminar flow' the model simulates the dynamics of a liquid wall film generated by impinging sprays. Particular care has been taken in numerical implementation of the model.
The major phenomena taken into account in the present model are: wall film formation by impinging spray; body forces, such as gravity or acceleration of the wall; shear stress at the interface with the gas and no slip condition on the wall; momentum contribution and dynamic pressure generated by the tangential and normal component of the impinging drops; film evaporation by heat exchange with wall and surrounding gas. The model doesn't consider the effect of the wavy film motion and suppose that all the impinging droplets adhere to the film. The governing equations have been integrated in space by using a finite volume approach with a first order upwind differencing scheme and they have been integrated in time with a fully explicit method.
The model is validated using two different test cases reproducing PFI gasoline and DI diesel engine wall film conditions.

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