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Development of a PLIC-VOF method for the dynamic simulation of entry region flow in a laminar falling film
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Volume: 23
Issue: 5
Pages: 391 - 400
The present work describes a numerical procedure to simulate the development of hydrodynamic entry region in a gravity-driven laminar liquid film flow over an inclined plane. It provides a better insight into the physics of developing film in entry region. A novel numerical approach is proposed which has the potential to provide solutions for the complex physics of liquid film spreading on solid walls. The method employs an incompressible flow algorithm to solve the governing equations, a PLIC-VOF method to capture the free surface evolution and a continuum surface force (CSF) model to include the effect of surface tension. To account for the moving contact line on the solid substrate, a precursor film model based wall treatment is implemented. Liquid film flow has been simulated for the Reynolds number range of 5 ≤ Re ≤ 37.5, and the predicted results are found to agree well with the available analytical and experimental data. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
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JournalInternational Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics
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