This study uses a Fickian-Distribution parameterization [Chen & Lamb, 1994] to model the effects of ice habits on contrail formation within a large eddy simulation (LES). Box model cases were first performed at various ambient temperatures and relative humidities over ice (RHi) and results compared with available laboratory data of ice crystal growth and habit distribution [Bailey & Hallett, 2004]. The model was then used in a full 3-D LES of contrails and results were compared with in-situ observations [Febvre et. al., 2009]. Comparisons are also made with results from simulations that used a probabilistic ice habit model [Inamdar et. al., 2013].
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LES of Contrails With Ice Habit Treatment Using the Fickian-Distribution Model
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Inamdar, AR, Lele, SK, & Jacobson, MZ. "LES of Contrails With Ice Habit Treatment Using the Fickian-Distribution Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1D, Symposia: Transport Phenomena in Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Urban Fluid Mechanics; Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Complex Particles; Analysis of Elementary Processes in Dispersed Multiphase Flows; Multiphase Flow With Heat/Mass Transfer in Process Technology; Fluid Mechanics of Aircraft and Rocket Emissions and Their Environmental Impacts; High Performance CFD Computation; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Wind Energy; Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements and Simulations. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01DT33A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21311
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