A Semi-Empricial Correlation for Droplet Size Distribution in Swirl Nozzles

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  • This work aims at finding a correlation for the droplet size distribution in swirl nozzles. Droplet size distributions under different operating conditions with different fluids are measured using Malvern Spraytec Dropsizer. The volume distribution can be bimodal if the volume percentage histogram given by Malvern system is unimodal. A mixture distribution with two lognormal distribution is fit to the volume distribution and exhibits good fit to both unimodal and bimodal cases. The correlations developed for the parameters gives physical interpretation of the effect of operating conditions and fluid properties on droplet sizes.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International