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Published March 1990 | public
Journal Article

Simulation of multicomponent aerosol condensation by the moving sectional method


The moving sectional method is extended to simulate multicomponent aerosol dynamics resulting from condensation/evaporation processes. This method uses a Lagrangian approach in which section boundaries and component masses in a section vary according to the characteristics of condensation/evaporation rates while conserving number concentration in a section throughout the simulation. Simulation of model problems for which new analytical solutions have been obtained shows excellent agreement with the analytical solutions. Limitations and applicability of the sectional method are discussed.

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This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-8503103.

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