Experimental Study of the Effects of Collision of Water Droplets in a Flow of High-Temperature Gases

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Abstract

Using high-speed video recording and cross-correlation "tracer" visualization, the authors have investigated the regularities of the processes of collision of water droplets (characteristic parameters: radii 0.025–0.25 mm, velocities of motion 0.5–12 m/s, and relative concentration 0.001–0.0012 m3 of liquid droplets in 1 m3 of the gas) in their motion in a flow of high-temperature (about 1100 K) gases. The characteristic effects of collision of two droplets, at which combined droplets are formed (coagulation occurs) and conditions for spreading or fragmentation of the latter are implemented, have been singled out. The values of the Weber and Reynolds numbers for droplets before and after the collisions have been established. The influences of the velocities of motion, the dimensions, and the angles of intersection of mechanical trajectories of droplets on the effects of collisions have been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-111
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • collision
  • droplet flow
  • droplets of a liquid
  • fragmentation
  • high-speed video recording
  • high-temperature gases
  • spreading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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