Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Comparison between analytical, numerical, and experimental results of grouping effects in droplet streams
Norbert Roth, Hassan Gomaa, Alon Livne, David Katoshevski, Bernhard Weigand

Last modified: 18-07-2017


Grouping of droplets was studied in monodisperse droplet streams. This very controllable system allows to studybasic effects. In experiments droplet streams with monodisperse droplets were generated, however, with initially two different inter droplet spacing. A larger inter droplet spacing is followed by a little bit smaller one, which is followed by a larger one and so on. Due to this initial boundary condition groups of two droplets form, which approach each other and finally coagulate. It was found, that the velocity of the droplet approach is linearly dependent on the spacing between the droplets. This process was simulated by direct numerical simulation using the in-house code FS3D. The results of the simulations show the  ame linear behaviour. For larger computational domains thenumerical results approach the experimental results.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4685

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