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Investigation of effect of nozzle geometry on spray with a 3D Eulerian-Lagrangian spray model coupled with the nozzle cavitating flow

A 3D Eulerian-Lagrangian spray model coupled with the nozzle cavitating flow was proposed to simulate the atomization and secondary break-up. The nozzle flow and near-field spray were simulated with the Volume Of Fluid (VOF) multiphase model. At a certain downstream location, where the spray is diluted, the Eulerian spray approach was switched to the conventional Lagrangian approach. This entire methodology was validated through the experimental data of liquid spray penetration under non-evaporating chamber conditions. The numerical simulations based on multi-scheme were implemented by this model to investigate the effects of nozzle geometry and configuration on the subsequent spray development.
PAPER REVISED: 2016-10-26
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-10-27
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