We explore the feasibility and applicability of the Eulerian approach in the mathematical modeling of aerosol dynamics including droplet nucleation, condensation, drift, diffusion and deposition. Both the methodology as well as a number of illustrating applications are contained, establishing the accuracy of the Eulerian aerosol model. Results are presented of aerosol formation inside a turbulent mixing-tee, aerosol aggregation inside an aerosol sampler and size dependent aerosol deposition inside a realistic cast of the human upper airways. Through these applications, as well as via a rigorous validation of the presented models and methods against experimental data, this thesis demonstrates the relevance of the Eulerian approach for accurately and efficiently modeling aerosol dynamics.
|Award date||11 Nov 2016|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2016|