The present study focuses on experimental characterization of interfacial instability pertinent to liquid jet and liquid sheet in the first wind-induced zone. To accomplish this objective, the interfacial wave growth rate, critical wave number, and breakup frequency associated with air-assisted atomizer systems were extracted by utilizing high-speed flow visualization techniques. For a range of liquid to gas velocities tested, nondimensionalization with appropriate variables generates the corresponding correlation functions. These functions enable to make an effective comparison between interfacial wave developments for liquid jet and sheet configurations. It exhibits liquid sheets superiority over liquid jets in the breakup processes leading to efficient atomization.
Experimental Characterization of Intrinsic Properties Associated With Air-Assisted Liquid Jet and Liquid Sheet
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received July 27, 2017; final manuscript received December 4, 2017; published online January 24, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Praveen Ramaprabhu.
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Balaji, K., Sivadas, V., Radhakrishna, V., Ashok Bhatija, K., and Sai Charan, K. (January 24, 2018). "Experimental Characterization of Intrinsic Properties Associated With Air-Assisted Liquid Jet and Liquid Sheet." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. May 2018; 140(5): 051301. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4038759
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