Yap, Y. F., Vargas, F. M. and Chai, John (2012) A Level-Set Method for Particle Deposition on Surfaces. In: ASME Conference Proceedings. ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, 1 . ASME, Puerto Rico, USA, pp. 923-935. ISBN 978-0-7918-4477-9

This article presents a fixed-mesh approach to model convective-diffusive particle deposition onto surfaces. The deposition occurring at the depositing front is modeled as a first order reaction. The evolving depositing front is captured implicitly using the level-set method. Within the level-set formulation, the particle consumed during the deposition process is accounted for via a volumetric sink term in the species conservation equation for the particles. Fluid flow is modeled using the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The presented approach is implemented within the framework of a finite volume method. Validations are made against solutions of the total concentration approach for one- and two-dimensional depositions with and without convective effect. The presented approach is then employed to investigate deposition on single- and multi-tube arrays in a cross-flow configuration

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