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Mixed Numerical Scheme Solution for Dropwise Evaporative Cooling.

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Tartarini, P.; diMarzo, M.

NIST GCR 96-687; Paper 8; June 1996.

, 79-87 pp, 1996.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-202304


water sprays; evaporation cooling; solid surfaces; droplets; evaporation; thermal conductivity; equations; formulations


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 stressed.