Mixed Numerical Scheme Solution for Dropwise Evaporative Cooling.
Mixed Numerical Scheme Solution for Dropwise Evaporative
Tartarini, P.; diMarzo, M.
NIST GCR 96-687; Paper 8; June 1996.
, 79-87 pp, 1996.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-202304
water sprays; evaporation cooling; solid surfaces;
droplets; evaporation; thermal conductivity; equations;
A numerical code for the prediction of evaporative
cooling of solid surfaces induced by a gently deposited
water droplet is presented. The code is based upon a
solid-liquid coupled model which predicts the droplet
evaporation and the solid surface cooling for materials
with thermal conductivity spanning over more than two
orders of magnitude. The numerical solution of the
conduction equation, which links a control volume method
(CVM) used for the liquid and a boundary element method
(BEM) used for the solid, is presented. The necessity
of using the BEM for the solid domain is particularly