Abstract

The plumes of a gasoline spray collapse into a single entity under the influence of ambient pressure, ambient temperature and injection duration. Previous work by the author studied experimentally [1] and numerically [2] the phenomenon of spray collapse. It was observed that the entrained air from every single plume, accumulatively creates a recirculation zone in the middle of the spray. The recirculation zone of high velocity, creates a low pressure region, which causes the collapse of the spray. In this paper, the influence of the number of plumes in the spray, is investigated numerically. The plume angle and ambient conditions matched Spray G, but the number of plumes was varied from two to eight. The effect of the plume number on the spray collapse was investigated numerically. It was evident that increased number of plumes in the spray promotes spray collapse.

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