Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156- 83111, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran
In this study we focused on the simulation of oblique collision of a water droplet on a superheated surface via a novel algorithm. In this approach vaporization rate of the droplet is computed and is accurately applied in the solution process. High temperature of the surface leads to the formation of a vapor layer between droplet and surface. Mesh clustering near the surface is used to capture the effect of the vapor layer. The level set method in conjunction with the ghost fluid method is used to represent a sharp interface. Available experiments confirmed the validity of the proposed algorithm. The Weber number based on the normal velocity is the dominant parameter in the oblique impact process. Spreading radius and contact time of the droplet are dependent on the normal Weber number. An increase in the initial normal velocity of the droplet enhances the total heat removal from the wall.