Atomization of Liquid Jets and Droplets
University of Illinois Champaign United States
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy