Eulerian modeling of aerosol dynamics

E.M.A. Frederix

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Geurts, Bernardus J., Supervisor
    • Kuczaj, Arkadiusz K., Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date11 Nov 2016
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-4228-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2016

    Keywords

    • IR-101665
    • METIS-318189
    • EWI-27408

    Cite this

    Frederix, E. M. A. (2016). Eulerian modeling of aerosol dynamics. Enschede: Universiteit Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036542289