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Numerical study on kerosene spray in supersonic flow

  • L. J. Yue
  • G. Yu
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Numerical simulation was conducted to study the kerosene spray characteristics injecting into supersonic cross flow. The verification of the simulation was carried out by experimental Schlieren image. Furthermore, the aerodynamic secondary breakup effect of the supersonic cross flow on the initial droplets was investigated. It was revealed that the initial parent drops were broken up into small drops whose diameter is about O(10) micrometers soon after they entered into the supersonic cross flow. During the appropriate range of initial drop size, the parent droplets would be broken up into small drops with the same magnitude diameter no matter how large the initial drops size was.


Supersonic Flow Weber Number Small Drop Schlieren Image Initial Droplet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Yue
    • 1
  • G. Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.LED, Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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