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Instability regimes in the primary breakup region of planar coflowing sheets

Abstract : This article investigates the appearance of instabilities in two planar coflowing fluid sheets with different densities and viscosities via experiments, numerical simulation and linear stability analysis. At low dynamic pressure ratios a convective instability is shown to appear for which the frequency of the waves in the primary atomization region is influenced by both liquid and gas velocities. For large dynamic pressure ratios an asymptotic regime is obtained in which frequency is solely controlled by gas velocity and the instability becomes absolute. The transition from convective to absolute is shown to be influenced by the velocity defect induced by the presence of the separator plate. We show that in this regime the splitter plate thickness can also affect the nature of the instability if it is larger than the gas vorticity thickness. Computational and experimental results are in agreement with the predictions of a spatio-temporal stability analysis.
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Daniel Fuster, Jean-Philippe Matas, Sylvain Marty, Stéphane Popinet, Jérôme Hoepffner, et al.. Instability regimes in the primary breakup region of planar coflowing sheets. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013, 736, pp.150-176. ⟨hal-00903406⟩



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