Comparison of kinetic theory evaporation models for liquid thin-films
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Original versionInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow. 2019, 116 67-79. 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2019.04.007
We summarize the background and derivation of non-equilibrium evaporation models from kinetic theory, and demonstrate how they may be applied in the context of fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems. We find that the linearized Boltzmann-equation Moment Method is a good trade-off between complexity and accuracy for practical purposes, and that the use of non-equilibrium evaporation models in general has significant quantitative and qualitative impact on the results.