Acoustically excited air-assisted liquid sheets

Acoustically excited air-assisted liquid sheets The effect of acoustic excitation on the disintegration characteristics of air-assisted liquid sheets, which utilize water at ambient temperature, and for velocities up to 1.8 m/s, is investigated. The study using high-speed imaging techniques revealed that optimum frequency modulation of the perturbation generator has a pronounced influence on the associated surface waves and the subsequent breakup of the liquid sheet. The analysis includes characterization of critical wave amplitude, breakup length, and breakup frequency, for Weber numbers in the range 0.30<We abs<0.44, which are compared with flow features in the absence of acoustic excitation. The results show that acoustic perturbation can effectively suppress the dominance of gravitational and surface tension effects. As a consequence, for low Weber number flows, the interfacial waves exhibit regularity, and thus a better control of primary breakup processes of liquid sheet may be accomplished. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Acoustically excited air-assisted liquid sheets

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Engineering
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-003-0618-9
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Abstract

The effect of acoustic excitation on the disintegration characteristics of air-assisted liquid sheets, which utilize water at ambient temperature, and for velocities up to 1.8 m/s, is investigated. The study using high-speed imaging techniques revealed that optimum frequency modulation of the perturbation generator has a pronounced influence on the associated surface waves and the subsequent breakup of the liquid sheet. The analysis includes characterization of critical wave amplitude, breakup length, and breakup frequency, for Weber numbers in the range 0.30<We abs<0.44, which are compared with flow features in the absence of acoustic excitation. The results show that acoustic perturbation can effectively suppress the dominance of gravitational and surface tension effects. As a consequence, for low Weber number flows, the interfacial waves exhibit regularity, and thus a better control of primary breakup processes of liquid sheet may be accomplished.

Journal

Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: May 16, 2003

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