Splash Plate Atomizers

  • A. Sarchami
  • N. Ashgriz


Prediction of droplet size and velocity distribution produced by splash plate requires information on the liquid sheet characteristics and its breakup process. This chapter focuses on the sheet produced by splash plate nozzles and their characteristics such as sheet breakup length and produced droplet size. It explains different flow regimes occurring in splash plate nozzles as well as various breakup lengths provided by different researchers. Sheet formation phenomenon is explained theoretically and at the end correlations for droplet size prediction are provided.


Breakup length Droplet size distribution Sheet thickness Sheet perforation Splash plate nozzle Stability Thickness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sarchami
    • 1
  • N. Ashgriz
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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