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COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS SIMULATION OF THE SUPERSONIC STEAM EJECTOR USING DIFFERENT CONDENSATION MODEL

ABSTRACT
This paper addresses the non-equilibrium condensation (NEC) in supersonic steam ejector under the assumptions of no slip velocity between the droplets and vapor phase and homogenous nucleation. The experimental data carried out by Moore has been used to verify the numerical results. It is illustrated that the maximum value of the flow mach number of the NEC model is lower than that of the equilibrium condensation model, and NEC model increases the ejector’s entrainment ratio in comparison equilibrium condesation model. When using the NEC model, the nucleation characteristics such as subcooling degree, nucleation rate could be obtained in ejector flow field.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2018-07-23
PAPER REVISED: 2018-09-23
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2018-12-25
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-05-26
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI180723236C
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2019, VOLUME 23, ISSUE 3, PAGES [1655 - 1661]
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