Numerical Simulations of Drying Droplets for Coating Applications

Interfacial flows such as air/gas bubbles rising in water, fuel spraying, a free-falling rain droplet in air, are ubiquitous in nature and industrial processes. Numerical simulations are a powerful and cost-effective tool used to study interfacial flows, but, accurate simulations are possible with careful treatment of substantial deformations of interfaces and sharp property gradients in such flows. In this study, an in-house Python code with a front tracking method will be developed to study liquid droplet evaporation driven by temperature gradients. The code will be validated through two benchmark cases; Stefan and evaporation of a static droplet problems.

Supervisor name: 
Dr. Ali Ozel
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Project location: 
James Nasmyth Building, JN2.18