The project will be focused on the development of the new models for realistic multi-component droplet heating and evaporation which are relevant for automotive applications, implementation of these models into the CFD code FLUENT, and testing the models against available experimental data.
Specific attention will be focused on modelling the effect of additives and thermal radiation on multi-component droplet heating and evaporation. The feasibility of taking into account droplet deformation and break-up, and the kinetic effects on droplet heating and evaporation will also be investigated.
It is anticipated that this student will have close contact with the newly appointed Research Fellow Dr Rasoul Nasiri working on the EPSRC project ‘Molecular dynamics simulation of complex molecules using quantum-chemical potentials: application to modelling fuel droplets’ (EP/J006793/1; to be completed in May 2015).
This project will be at the interface between engineering and mathematics. It will include supervisors from both the engineering and computational mathematics groups.