Peculiarities of heat transfer in water droplets with a solid inclusion during heating in a high-temperature gas medium

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A physical model and a mathematical model of heat transfer in the conditions of inhomogeneous (with a solid inclusion—a carbon particle) liquid droplet evaporation while moving through high-temperature (800–1500 K) gases are formulated. Numerical investigations were performed using, as an example, a spherical inhomogeneous water droplet during heating in the air medium. The most probable mechanism of phase transitions in a water–carbon particle–heated air system is considered (the initial droplet size, radius, varied in the range from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm, the inclusion radius was 0.1–1 mm). It has been found that in certain conditions, besides water evaporation from the outer (free) droplet surface, intensive vaporization is possible at the liquid–solid inclusion interface. Conditions of realization of these phase transitions in inhomogeneous water droplet–high-temperature gas medium systems are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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