Accession Number:

AD1066215

Title:

Atomization of Liquid Jets and Droplets

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

University of Illinois Champaign United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The object of this report is to make a critical review and, if possible, an extension of the literature concerning the atomization of liquid jets by high velocity gas streams. The subject is considered under three headings 1 The instability of jets 2 the mechanism of atomization of liquid jets 3 atomization of drops. The first part is based essentially on Rayleighs analysis. Dimensional analysis is used to develop an equation for the breakup-length of a jet. In the second part Castlemans analysis is closely followed. In the third part Littayes work is reviewed and an alternative analysis concerning the mechanism of drop atomization is presented. It is shown that this is compatible with the conclusions of Lenard.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE