Validating Non-Reacting Spray Cases with KIVA-3V and OpenFoam 2013-01-1595
In this work non-reacting spray simulations are performed using two Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes, KIVA and OpenFoam. The metric used is the liquid tip penetration which is compared with experimental data from the Engine Combustion Network at Sandia National Laboratories. Some important spray sub-models, available in KIVA, are implemented in OpenFOAM so that the two codes have more common models. In addition, model coefficients and computations cells used in the simulations are the same in both codes. The differences in spray source terms formulations and other spray sub models between the codes and their effect on liquid penetration are discussed.