A CFD study on the evaporative cooling of a water droplet located in a duct
The current numerical study aimed for analayzing heat transfer of a spherical water droplet placed in a rectangular duct. The problem particularly deals with air-cooling of the droplet. The computational fluid dynamic technique is used to treat the problem. In order to study the problem, the effect of evaporation on the droplet's heat transfer is taken into consideration to make the problem more realistic. Moreover, various parameters like the inlet velocity and the temperature of the upstream are numerically checked. It is found out that with involving evaporation, the mean temperature of the droplets increases in comparison with the case that there is no evaporation involved. The outcomes of the current study offer useful and deep insight into the evaporative cooling of a water droplet.
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