Title

A Study to Determine Vapor Generation from the Surface of Gasoline Flowing in an Inclined Channel Using a Continuous Thermodynamics Approach

Abstract

A numerical study was performed to determine the rate of evaporation of gasoline while flowing through an inclined two-dimensional channel. The flow was considered to be stratified two-phase flow. The volume-of-fluid (VOF) multiphase model was used to simulate the two-phase flow. A continuous thermodynamics approach was used to solve the species equations. A parametric study was done to determine the effect of inlet liquid velocity, channel exit pressure, and angle of inclination on gasoline vapor generation.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Mark IV Automotive

Keywords and Phrases

Inclined Two-Dimensional Channel

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Evaporation
Gasoline
Two-phase flow

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.

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