Transformation of a Water Slug in Free Fall Under the Conditions of Exposure to an Air Flow Orthogonal to the Direction of the Slug Motion

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Abstract

An experimental study has been made of the influence of an orthogonal (side) air flow propagating with a velocity to 5 m/s on the phases of transformation of a water slug with an initial volume of 0.05–0.5 liter in free fall from a height of 3 m. Use was made of Phantom V411 and Phantom Miro M310 high-speed video cameras and a Tema Automotive software system with the function of continuous tracking. The laws of retardation of the phases of transformation of the water slug from the instant of formation to that of formation of a droplet cloud under the action of the air flow orthogonal to the direction of the slug motion, and also of the deceleration, removal, and destruction of the droplets and fragments of water separating from the slug surface, have been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • free fall
  • side air flow
  • water slug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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