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Secondary atomisation: simulation of droplet break-up in disturbed flow fields

Bierbrauer, F. and Phillips, Timothy Nigel 2008. Secondary atomisation: simulation of droplet break-up in disturbed flow fields. Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Liquid Atomisation and Spray Systems, Como, Italy, 2008, Paper ILASS08-A029

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Abstract

It is well known that both combustion e±ciency in diesel engines, and the the quenching of ¯res, is conditioned by the surface to volume ratio of fuel/water droplets. This requires a deeper understanding of the droplet break- up process within liquid sprays. The break-up of individual droplets follows well known behaviour although how nearby droplets in the spray in°uence this process is not well understood. By numerically simulating the break-up behaviour of two equally sized droplets in two distinct geometrical con¯gurations it is shown that the break up of each droplet is strongly in°uenced by the presence of the other.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:13
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18425

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