Diagnostics Development for Spray Characterization in Complex Turbulent Flows PUBLIC ACCESS

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W. D. Bachalo, A. Brẽna De La Rosa, R. C. Rudoff

Aerometrics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

Paper No. 88-GT-241, pp. V003T06A025; 11 pages
  • ASME 1988 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 6–9, 1988
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7920-7
  • Copyright © 1988 by ASME


The present work reports a detailed investigation of air-liquid interaction in sprays along with particle number density and mass flux measurements in complex turbulent flows such as those present in gas turbines and rocket combustors. Data have been obtained for the characterization of sprays in complex flows which include detailed drop size and drop velocity distributions, size-velocity correlations, mass flux, and particle number density. Key factors affecting the measurement of the sample volume size are discussed in detail since an accurate estimation of it is essential to the particle number density and volume flux determined by the instrument. The discrimination of refraction and reflective scattering components and their influence on the measurements is also discussed. Data comparing the phase Doppler results to alternate methods of measuring number density and volume flux are also presented. These results showed agreement to within 15% in most cases for realistic flow configurations.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
Topics: Turbulence , Sprays
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