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

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Experimental investigation of size effects in colliding droplet
Lars Pasternak, Martin Sommerfeld

Last modified: 18-07-2017


The present work focuses on the size effect of binary collisions of PVP droplets (viscosity 5.5 mPas). The aim was the identification of the boundaries between bouncing, coalescence, stretching and reflexive separation.These boundaries are necessary for numerical simulations of droplet collisions in spray drying processes. Therefore, droplet chains were generated by droplet generators with oscillating membrane and directed towards each other at different angles for producing binary collisions. In the experiments two droplet properties (i.e. droplet size and size ratio) were varied. Two synchronised high-speed cameras were used to observe the collision process and outcome perpendicularly and parallelly to the collision plane. The variation of the impact parameter B was performed by a frequency offset for one droplet generator. The relative velocity (i. e. 0.5 to 4.7 m/s) was set by changing the collision angle.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4781

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