Relationships between Liquid Atomization and Solid Fragmentation
Engility Corporation Lorton United States
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This paper surveys fragment size distributions found in the research literature, including specific examples of Weibull, Gamma, and root normal size distributions. This paper finds that, in many instances, the solid and liquid fragmentation communities have independently discovered the same or similar fragment size distributions. In addition, this paper shows that the solid and liquid fragmentation communities have independently discovered nearly the same expressions for average fragment sizes. These observations are surprising, given the fundamental phenomenological differences between liquid and solid fragmentation.