Instantaneous aerosol dynamics in a turbulent flow

Kun Zhou

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Dibutyl phthalate aerosol particles evolution dynamics in a turbulent mixing layer is simulated by means of direct numerical simulation for the flow field and the direct quadrature method of moments for the aerosol evolution. Most par-ticles are nucleated in a thin layer region corresponding to a specific narrow temperature range near the cool stream side. However, particles undergo high growth rate on the hot stream side due to condensation. Coagulation decreases the total particle number density at a rate which is highly correlated to the in-stantaneous number density.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1492-1496
Number of pages5
JournalThermal Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2012

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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