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Modeling of Direct Contact Condensation With OpenFOAM
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Reactor Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3016-3698
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Within the course of the master thesis project, two thermal phase change models for direct contact conden-sation were developed with different modeling approaches, namely interfacial heat transfer and combustionanalysis approach.After understanding the OpenFOAM framework for two phase flow solvers with phase change capabilities,a new solver, including the two developed models for phase change, was implemented under the name of interPhaseChangeCondenseTempFoam and analyzed in a series of 18 tests in order to determine the physicalbehavior and robustness of the developed models. The solvers use a volume-of-fluid (VOF) approach withmixed fluid properties.It has been shown that the approach with inter-facial heat transfer shows physical behavior, a strong timestep robustness and good grid convergence properties. The solver can be used as a basis for more advancedsolvers within the phase change class.

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2010. , 60 p.
Trita-FYS, ISSN 0280-316X ; 2010:43
Keyword [en]
openfoam, cfd, condensation, VOF, modeling, C++
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92605ISRN: KTH/FYS/–10:43–SEOAI: diva2:513904
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Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Nuclear Energy Engineering
2010-06-21, FA31, AlbaNova University Centrum, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-05-10 Created: 2012-04-04 Last updated: 2012-05-10Bibliographically approved

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