Aspects of droplet grouping in polydisperse spray diffusion flames

J. B. Greenberg, D. Katoshevski

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Droplet grouping/clustering can occur under appropriate operating conditions when droplets are travelling in an oscillating host gas flow. Previous work revealed the impact this phenomenon has on the evolutionary behavior of laminar co-flowing spray flames. In the current work we consider a realistic polydisperse fuel spray. We suggest a model that captures differential droplet size clustering and, using it, examine in some detail how this droplet size effect influences the internal spray evolution thereby altering the flame dynamics. The results indicate that the differential droplet size effect is not negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Conference53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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