Eulerian modeling of aerosol dynamics

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

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