REVIEW OF TRANSIENT HEATING AND LIQUID - PHASE MASS DIFFUSION IN FUEL DROPLET VAPORIZATION.

W. A. Sirignano, Chung King Law

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Abstract

A review is made of the progress made on the transient, convective, multicomponent droplet vaporization, with particular emphasis on the internal transport processes and their influence on the bulk vaporization characteristics. The interest and importance in stressing these particular features of droplet vaporization arise from the fact that most of the practical fuels used are blends of many chemical compounds with widely different chemical and physical properties. Furthermore, it should be emphasized that multicomponent droplet vaporization is intrinsically transient in nature due to the possible continuous variations in the droplet composition. These variations, as is shown, depend critically on the detailed descriptions of the convective transport mechanisms. Some of the important time scales are identified and transient droplet heating effects during the spherically-symmetric single-component droplet vaporization are reviewed. The spherically-symmetric-multicomponent droplet vaporization is discussed. Droplet vaporization with non-radial convection is also examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-659
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
EventSymp on Evaporation and Combust of Fuel Droplets - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 29 1976Sep 3 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology

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