Experiments in Turbulent Spray Combustion.
Final rept. 15 Jun 92-14 Jun 96,
CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS
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One PhD student graduated during the course of the AASERT award. He undertook a one year post doctoral position at Sandia Laboratory in Livermore and is now an Assistant Professor at Florida State University. Another MS student graduated and found a position in manufacturing industry. One continuing PhD candidate graduate student was supported by the AASERT award. The student completed his course work and began full time research in the summer of 1996. A major part of the research effort during the period of the AASERT award was the re-design of a system to produce a spray of liquid in a well defined simple geometry. Loadings of about 50 were obtained with the new system. Measurements of the dispersion of tagged fluorescent particles were obtained by filtering the intense Mie scattering with a combination of colored glass and holographic filters. The measurements showed that the presence of the dispersed phase had a strong impact on the particle dispersion. The graduate students who were assigned to this project gained valuable experience in turbulent two phase fluid mechanics, optics and laser diagnostics as they were involved in assembling the droplet measurement system.
- Combustion and Ignition