Comptes Rendus
Combustion, flow and spray dynamics for aerospace propulsion
Numerical simulation of primary and secondary atomization
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 341 (2013) no. 1-2, pp. 15-25.

The physics of the atomization process involves many complex phenomena, which occur at different scales of space and time. The numerical study of such a problem is a great challenge for different reasons. Large density ratios, presence of a singular surface tension force, interface localization and transport, mass conservation, all of these make accurate numerical simulation difficult to perform. Several strategies have been investigated at ONERA in order to find an optimal method to simulate the atomization process with the CEDRE code. Both interface capturing and diffuse interface algorithms have been tested. The present development consists in the implementation of a multi-fluid version of the current gas solver of CEDRE, which conserves all its original features. One of the principal axes of research is based on a method which couples the new multi-fluid method with one of the dispersed phase solvers of CEDRE. The long term purpose is to be able to perform numerical simulation of both primary and secondary atomization.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2012.10.003
Keywords: Combustion, Primary and secondary atomization, Multi-phase flows, Direct numerical simulation, Sharp interface methods, Diffuse interface methods, Dispersed phase methods

Davide Zuzio 1; Jean-Luc Estivalezes 1; Philippe Villedieu 1; Ghislain Blanchard 1

1 ONERA (The French Aerospace Lab), 2, avenue Edouard-Belin, 31055 Toulouse cedex 4, France
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Davide Zuzio; Jean-Luc Estivalezes; Philippe Villedieu; Ghislain Blanchard. Numerical simulation of primary and secondary atomization. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 341 (2013) no. 1-2, pp. 15-25. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2012.10.003.

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