An experimental investigation is conducted to determine the effect of liquid viscosity and density, nozzle diameter, and flow velocity on the break-up length and spreading angle of liquid sheets formed by splash plate nozzles. Various mixtures of corn syrup and water were used to obtain viscosities in the range of . Four different splash plate nozzle diameters of 0.5 mm, 0.75 mm, 1 mm, and 2 mm, with a constant plate angle of 55 deg were tested. The liquid sheet angles and the break-up lengths were measured at various operating conditions. An empirical correlation for the sheet spreading angle and a semi-empirical correlation for the sheet break-up lengths are developed.
Break-Up Length and Spreading Angle of Liquid Sheets Formed by Splash Plate Nozzles
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Ahmed, M., Ashgriz, N., and Tran, H. N. (December 11, 2008). "Break-Up Length and Spreading Angle of Liquid Sheets Formed by Splash Plate Nozzles." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. January 2009; 131(1): 011306. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3026729
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