Applied Holography for Drop Formation of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Centrifugal Atomizers

  • J. J. Timkó
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Holography made possible the analysis of the drop formation of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. The drops were illuminated at the moment of their formation with an impulse ruby laser, and from the holograms the whole spray was reconstructed with a closed-circuit TV loop. From the pictures taken from different planes of the spray, the size and the spatial distribution of the drops were determined with an electro-optical analyzer.

The holographic measuring method supported by quantitative data phenomena, qualitatively observable on high-speed films. The experiments verified also our equation involving dimensionless criteria, deduced earlier for the atomization of non-Newtonian substances.


Apparent Viscosity Drop Diameter Drop Formation Giant Pulse Centrifugal Atomizer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Timkó
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Technical Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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