Control of Droplet Characteristics in Liquid Atomization with Suspended Particles

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B. Mulhem, U. Fritsching, G. Schulte and K. Bauckhage
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ARR - Annual Report
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Particle Formation
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The process of disintegration of liquid/solid suspension sheets and jets is analysed in a fundamental manner and visualized by suitable measurement method which allow qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the process. Supporting numerical analysis and theoretical derivations will contribute to basic understanding and control of the suspension atomization process. Model suspensions based on water and water/glycerol mixture with various suspended particles will be atomized by means of conventional and specifically designed atomizers.

The second year activities which are reported here include:

-Experimental investigations of suspension rheology

-Stability analysis of twin fluid suspension atomization

-Experimental investigations of suspension atomization in twin-fluid atomizer

Model suspensions based on distilled water with neutrally buoyant polymer particles have been studied.