Evaporation of single suspended droplets and sprays

  • Experiments Single suspended droplets of methanol, ethanol, n – decane and of various mixtures of diesel / biodiesel exposed in a convective environment. Measurement of evaporation rates in a droplet acoustic levitator test rig with the combined use of CCD optical videocamera and IR thermal camera.
  • Computational modeling Assessment of evaporation models of increasing complexity – accounting for evaporation mechanisms. Validation of predictions with experimental data.
Contact Person(s) Dr. Dimitrios Katsourinis
Dr. Dionysios Kolaitis
Relevant Project(s)
Relevant Publication(s)
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “A comparative study of numerical models for Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations of turbulent evaporating sprays”, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 27 (3), 424-435 (2006)
  • Kolaitis D. and Founti M., “Scrutinizing Evaporation Models for Computational Modelling of Turbulent Sprays”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ICLASS 2003), 13-17 July 2003, Sorrento, Italy, Paper 2-18 (2003).
  • Kolaitis D.I. and Founti M.A., “Comparing Evaporation Rates of Single Suspended Droplets”, Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Two-Phase Flow Predictions, 9-12 April 2002, Merseburg, Germany, 72-81 (2002)