A formula for the statistical distribution of the breakup length of a turbulent liquid jet is derived. The formula is based on a model in which random turbulent fluctuations are amplified by capillary instability. A comparison with experimental data is made.
The Breakup Length of Turbulent Liquid Jets
U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
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Lafrance, P. (June 1, 1977). "The Breakup Length of Turbulent Liquid Jets." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 1977; 99(2): 414–415. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3448776
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