BREAKUP OF A LIQUID MASS IN FREE FALL BY CANOPY FORMATION: A THEORETICAL STUDY
CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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A theory explaining the breakup of large liquid drops by canopy formation has been derived. The theory explains the deformations that take place during the disintegration of a drop in terms of aerodynamic, hydrostatic, and surface tension pressures. The effect of liquid viscosity has been assumed to be negligible. Therefore, the theory will not apply to liquids of high viscosity. This theory, insofar as it has been possible to verify it, is in good agreement with breakup experiments performed with liquid drops.
- Fluid Mechanics