Atomization Models

  • C. A. ChryssakisEmail author
  • D. N. Assanis
  • F. X. Tanner


In an effort to characterize fuel sprays using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes, a number of spray breakup models have been developed. The primary atomization of liquid jets and sheets is modeled considering growing wave instabilities on the liquid/gaseous interface or a combination of turbulence perturbations and instability theories. The most popular approaches for the secondary atomization are the Taylor Analogy Breakup (TAB) model, the Enhanced-TAB (E-TAB) model, and the WAVE model. Variations and improvements of these models have also been proposed by other researchers. In this chapter, an overview of the most representative models used nowadays is provided.


Atomization Breakup CAB model KH-RT model LISA TAB model USB model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Chryssakis
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. N. Assanis
  • F. X. Tanner
  1. 1.School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Division of Marine EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZografou, AthensGreece

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