Physically-based drop-size distribution evolution of atomized drops

Abstract : We report in this work the evolution of a physically-based drop size-distribution of atomized drops coupling the Maximum Entropy Formalism (MEF) and the Monte Carlo method. The atomization is performed using a Spray On Demand (SOD) print-head which exploits ultrasonic generation via a Faraday instability. The physically-based distribution is a result of the coupling of a MEF specific formulation and a general Gamma distribution. The prediction of the drop size distribution of the new device is performed. The dynamic model which prediction capability is fairly good is shown to be sensitive to operating conditions, design parameters and physico-chemical properties of the fluid. In order to achieve the drop size-distribution evolution, we solve the distribution equation, reformulated via the mass flow algorithm, using a convergent Monte Carlo Method able to predict coalescence of sprayed droplets.
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Moussa Tembely, Christian Lécot, Arthur Soucemarianadin. Physically-based drop-size distribution evolution of atomized drops. ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Aug 2010, Montréal, Canada. Symposia Parts A,B and C, pp. 1813-1825. ⟨hal-00950624⟩



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