A kinetic model for vapor-liquid flows

Aldo Frezzotti*, Livio Gibelli, Silvia Lorenzani

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Abstract / Description of output

The evaporation of a liquid slab into vacuum is studied by numerical solutions of the Enskog-Vlasov equation for a fluid of spherical molecules interacting by Sutherland potential. The main aim of this work is to obtain the structure of the vapor-liquid interface in non-equilibrium conditions as well as the distribution function of evaporating molecules. The results show that the distribution function of molecules crossing a properly defined vapor-liquid boundary is almost Maxwellian and that the vapor phase is reasonably well described by the Boltzmann equation with diffusive boundary condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS
Subtitle of host publication24th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD24
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2005
Event24th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD24 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 200416 Jul 2004


Conference24th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD24


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