Modeling kinetic energy dissipation of bouncing droplets for Lagrangian simulation of impinging sprays under high ambient pressures

Zhenyu Zhang, Peng Zhang

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Binary droplet collision under high ambient pressures was investigated numerically by using the front tracking method. The particular interest of the investigation is to predict the kinetic energy dissipation of droplet bouncing, which tends to be the dominant collision outcome in the impinging sprays under high ambient pressures. A practically useful model was proposed based on the predicted kinetic energy dissipation and implemented in the KIVA-3V computer program code for the Lagrangian simulation of the free and impinging spray experiments under high ambient pressures. The results show that the model can make qualitatively satisfactory predictions to the spray shape, the tip penetration length, and the Sauter mean diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-694
Number of pages22
JournalAtomization and Sprays
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Droplet collision
  • Front tracking method
  • High pressure
  • Impinging sprays
  • Kinetic energy dissipation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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