Classical and Novel Approaches to Modelling Droplet Heating and Evaporation

  • Sergei Stepanovich SazhinEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 121)


Classical approaches to modelling the processes during droplet heating and evaporation are summarised. Novel approaches to modelling these processes are described. In these approaches, commonly used assumptions that the sum of vapour and air densities does not depend on the distance from the droplet surface, and that droplet thermal conductivity is infinitely high are relaxed. The most recent approaches to modelling these processes are briefly described.



This work was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council [grant EP/M002608/1] and the Royal Society [project 192007]. Dr. S. Tonini is gratefully acknowledged for helpful comments on the draft version of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing, Engineering and MathematicsAdvanced Engineering Centre, University of BrightonBrightonUK

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