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Experimental Investigation of Droplet-Droplet Interactions

Bordás, R. and Hagemeier, T. and Thévenin, D. (2010) Experimental Investigation of Droplet-Droplet Interactions. 23rd European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems . 198.1-198.6. ISSN 978-80-7399-997-1

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Shadowgraphy is an established imaging measurement method, allowing in particular to determine droplet velocity and diameter distributions. One advantage of Shadowgraphy compared to other non-intrusive measurement methods is its ability to directly observe collision and coalescence processes. As the expected collision probability in many practical two-phase flows is moderate and the acquisition frequency of the Shadowgraphy system is limited, this measurement method must be optimized for the investigation of droplet-droplet interactions. In this work it is shown that Shadowgraphy can be indeed applied to a quantitative investigation of collision events. For this purpose the software (DaVis 7.2 from LaVision) has been considerably improved with the help of its built-in macro language, allowing an automatic analysis of the measurement results. The resulting experimental procedure has been tested using measurements in a two-phase wind tunnel. Corresponding results are compared with available theoretical predictions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ID Code:1013
Deposited By: Ulrike Eickers
Deposited On:14 Jan 2011 08:19
Last Modified:14 Jan 2011 10:20

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