Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 84, Issue 5, pp 1009–1015

Laws governing the fragmentation of a droplet in a high-speed stream

  • A. G. Girin

DOI: 10.1007/s10891-011-0561-1

Cite this article as:
Girin, A.G. J Eng Phys Thermophy (2011) 84: 1009. doi:10.1007/s10891-011-0561-1

A common solution of the equations of ablation and motion of a droplet undergoing fragmentation in a homogeneous high-speed gas stream is obtained. Based on the approximate solution of the equation for the quantity of torn off droplets, an expression for the droplet size distribution function corresponding to these laws has been found. A comparison of the results of calculations carried out for the obtained distribution function with the same calculations for the earlier found function with the use of the empirical law of droplet motion points to their satisfactory agreement.


fragmenting droplet laws of motion and ablation daughter droplets size distribution function 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Girin
    • 1
  1. 1.OdessaUkraine

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