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An implicit, sharp numerical treatment of viscous terms at arbitrarily shaped liquid-gas interfaces in evaporative flows
, M. Raessi
Published in Academic Press Inc.
Volume: 418
We present a novel methodology for accurate treatment of viscous terms in evaporation problems. The proposed scheme is an extension of the sharp viscous treatment of Kang et al. (2000) [7] to 3D phase change problems. To ensure accuracy and grid converging solutions, a new implicit approach to computing viscous fluxes across the phase interfaces is proposed, which was previously unavailable in fixed grid numerical schemes. Analytical relations were derived for the jump in velocity gradients across the 2D and 3D phase interfaces, an important constituent of the proposed scheme. The relations show a non-vanishing jump in the tangential gradients across the phase interface that are associated with evaporative flux and interfacial curvature. The proposed methodology demonstrated first order accuracy in canonical test cases. It is general and applicable to arbitrarily oriented interfaces, and can be readily implemented in existing evaporation flow solvers. © 2020 Elsevier Inc.
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JournalJournal of Computational Physics
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.