This study investigates the influence of oxide layer over the hot surfaces on the behavior of single droplets impacting the high temperature surfaces using high speed camera. In the present work, an experimental apparatus was installed where direct contact between mono-dispersed water droplet and solid hot surface in the presence of different values of oxide layer (4.5, 6.7, 9.4 and 12.6 μm) over the hot surface was experimentally investigated. The droplets size and its velocity were controlled independently. The results presented the effects of surface oxide layer, droplet velocity, droplet size and surface superheating on the hot solid-liquid contact wettability time and on the maximum droplet spread diameter on the hot surface. Empirical correlations are presented describing the hydrodynamic characteristics of an individual droplet impinging on a heated surface and concealing the affecting parameters for surface oxidation phenomena in such process. Also, the comparison between the obtained results at oxidation phenomena and the results due to others at non oxidation phenomena shows the effect of surface oxidation phenomena on the behavior of single droplet impacting the high temperature surface. These experimental observations provide the validation data required for multi-phase modeling of these phenomena by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) (e.g. Volume of Fluid (VOF) modeling) methods.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Thermal Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics