Guidelines for simulating cryogenic film boiling using volume of fluid (VOF) method Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler. The quality of a risk assessment performed in the context of the cryogenic liquid spills (e.g., LNG) depends on the accurate estimation of the vapor formation due to heat transfer from the ground. During an accidental spill, cryogenic liquids undergo different boiling regimes, from initial film boiling to nucleate boiling via a short living transition regime. At the early stage of the spill, the temperature difference between the liquid and the ground is relatively large; therefore the boiling is expected to fall in the film boiling regime. Thus for an accurate estimation of spill consequences and the simulation of pool spreading, film boiling simulation for cryogenic liquid is very important but unfortunately not trivial. This paper discusses the use of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) approach for the simulation of film boiling of a cryogenic liquid and provides a general guideline to simulate film boiling using a commercial CFD software package ANSYS-FLUENT.

published proceedings

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Ahammad, M., Olewski, T., Liu, Y., Rahmani, S., Mannan, S., & Vechot, L.

complete list of authors

  • Ahammad, M||Olewski, T||Liu, Y||Rahmani, S||Mannan, S||Vechot, L

publication date

  • January 2015