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ICLASS 94<br>Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

978-1-56700-019-1 (Print)
978-1-56700-445-5 (Online)


Sung P. Lin
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

M.D. Hudman
Clarkson University New York USA


The regimes of jet breakup including the first-wind induced, second wind-induced, and atomization regimes are elucidated by use of a single equation. The equation is obtained by the use of linear stability analysis. The equation relates the dimensionless intact length L to the dimensionless velocity U for relevant flow parameters. The results are plotted in the L vs U space to elucidate the regimes and mechanism of the jet breakup. The theory compares well with some experiments.