Quasi-steady droplet vaporization theory with property variations

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A theory is developed to account for the variable nature of the specific heat C and the transport coefficients of thermal and mass diffusion, λ and D, for the quasi-steady equilibrium vaporization of a droplet in an unbounded, stagnant atmosphere. In the theory C, λ, and D are all temperature dependent whereas C and λ are further concentration weighted. Results from the present theory are found to agree within 15% with existing numerical solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1426-1432
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mechanics


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