The spray characteristics of a liquid sheet contribute much to the investigation of atomization efficiency. Considering the jet contracting effect of elliptical jets, an improved model of elliptical power-law fluid jets is proposed herein to derive the spray characteristics. Some experiments have been conducted to verify its feasibility, and the results show a good agreement with theoretical predictions. The effect of the aspect ratio on sheet shape and thickness has been studied to interpret the phenomenon that liquid sheets formed by the impinging elliptical jets are more likely to disintegrate. The relationships between rheological parameters (K and n) and the spray features are also discussed.

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