A Study to Determine Vapor Generation from the Surface of Gasoline Flowing in an Inclined Channel Using a Continuous Thermodynamics Approach
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.
K. M. Isaac and R. Banerjee, "A Study to Determine Vapor Generation from the Surface of Gasoline Flowing in an Inclined Channel Using a Continuous Thermodynamics Approach," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Taylor & Francis, Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10407780600650803
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mark IV Automotive
Keywords and Phrases
Inclined Two-Dimensional Channel; Evaporation; Gasoline; Two-phase flow
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