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THE INTERACTION OF A COLD ATOMISED SPRAY WITH A CIRCULAR CYLINDER

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Author(s): A. AROUSSI | N. LAD | M.F. MUHAMAD SAID | D. ADEBAYO | M. AL-ATABI

Journal: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
ISSN 1823-4690

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 361;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics | Particle image velocimetry | Circular cylinder | Droplet sizing

ABSTRACT
The development of non-intrusive diagnostic techniques has significantly increased with the introduction of lasers. Laser based anemometry, such as Laser Doppler (LDA), Phase Doppler (PDA), and Particle Image Velocimetery (PIV) can provide an accurate description of flows without interference. This study determines experimentally the fluid motion resulting from the interaction of a liquid spray with a circular cylinder. Two experimental settings were examined: the first is a discharging spray into free air and the second is a spray impinging on a circular cylinder placed 25 cylinder diameters downstream of the nozzle. These sprays were quantified using PIV. A non-intrusive droplet sizing technique was used to characterise the spray. This has shown that, within the spray, the average droplet diameter increases when the circular cylinder is introduced and so does the frequency of occurrence of these large droplets. In the wake behind the cylinder, the smaller droplets were quickly entrained and recirculated, while the larger droplets continued in the general direction of the spray cone.
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