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Shock tube problem with phase transition: numerical analysis and experiments

  • X. Luo
  • D. G. Labetski
  • V. Holten
  • M. E. H. van Dongen
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Numerical and experimental studies of phase transition phenomena in a shock tube are presented. The simulations are based on the 2D Euler equations, combined with the extended Hill’s moment method, in which both condensation and evaporation are implemented. Experiments in a pulse-expansion wave tube with water-helium as a test-gas are used to validate the numerical model. Comparing pressure histories and transient properties of the cloud, it is shown that this experimental facilities can be served as an excellent experimental benchmark for numerical methods dealing with phase transition.


Droplet Size Nucleation Rate Shock Tube Droplet Radius Saturation Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Luo
    • 1
  • D. G. Labetski
    • 1
  • V. Holten
    • 1
  • M. E. H. van Dongen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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