The numerical simulation of liquid jets ejecting from a set of elliptical orifices with different aspect ratios between 1 (circular) and 3.85 is performed for several Weber numbers, ranging from 15 to 330. The axis-switching phenomenon and breakup length of the jets are characterized by means of a volume of fluid (VOF) method, together with a dynamic mesh refinement model. This three-dimensional simulation is compared with a recent experimental work and the results agree well. It is concluded that for Weber numbers ranging from 15 to 100, by increasing the Weber number, the breakup length of the liquid jet increases, reaches a peak, and then decreases suddenly.
Numerical Simulation of the Breakup of Elliptical Liquid Jet in Still Air
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Fluids Engineering. Manuscript received October 15, 2012; final manuscript received March 4, 2013; published online May 17, 2013. Assoc. Editor: John Abraham.
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Farvardin, E., and Dolatabadi, A. (May 17, 2013). "Numerical Simulation of the Breakup of Elliptical Liquid Jet in Still Air." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. July 2013; 135(7): 071302. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024081
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