Cryogenic liquid-jet breakup in two-fluid atomizers.

Author(s) : INGEBO R. D.

Type of article: Periodical article


A two-fluid atomizer was used to study the breakup of liquid-nitrogen jets in nitrogen, argon and helium atomizing-gas flows. A scattered-light scanner particle sizing instrument previously developed at NASA Lewis Research Center was further developed and used to determine characteristic drop diameters for the cryogenic sprays. The correlation of the reciprocal Sauter mean diameter with the atomizing-gas flowrate was obtained in the breakup regime of aerodynamic stripping, ie, sonic-velocity conditions and in the regime of capillary-wave breakup, or subsonic conditions.


  • Original title: Cryogenic liquid-jet breakup in two-fluid atomizers.
  • Record ID : 1993-0751
  • Languages: English
  • Source: NIST spec. Publ. - NIST SP 813; ICLASS-91; 507-512; 3 fig.; 1 tabl.; 11 ref.
  • Publication date: 1991/07
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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