A Study of ECN spray A Using an Improved Stochastic Blob (VSB2) Spray Model
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Accurate prediction of spray formation is crucial when modeling spray combustion. In this work an existing
Eulerian-Lagrangian spray model, VSB2 has been extended to account for secondary break-up in a more accurate
way, by creating child blobs from the stripped of mass for each blob undergoing break up. The new break-up
approach was compared with the old approach for two different parametric variations of the ECN spray A refer-
ence case. It showed that the new method predicted more accurate liquid penetration with the effect being more
pronounced at lower ambient temperature. It was concluded that with the new break up treatment, smaller blobs
from the stripped off mass is created downstream of the spray, causing the liquid to evaporate faster as the smaller
blobs with less momentum have an increased radial dispersion into the bulk as they will be affected more by the
drag force. More heat is available to evaporate the fuel outside in the bulk. A reduction in turbulence was also
observed due to the smoother velocity gradients generated by the smaller blobs.

Spray

Author

Andreas Nygren

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems

Anders Karlsson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems

Volvo Group

ICLASS 2018 - 14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2018
Chicago, USA,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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9/21/2020