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Introduction to Droplets and Sprays: Applications for Combustion and Propulsion

Basu, S and Agarwal, AK and Mukhopadhyay, A and Patel, C (2017) Introduction to Droplets and Sprays: Applications for Combustion and Propulsion. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7449-3_1


Spray characteristics play an important role in determining efficiency of gas turbine, rocket combustors and internal combustion engines. Droplet atomization and break-up forms the fundamental building block in many spray-based applications. Detailed analysis of the internal and the near-nozzle flow of fuel injectors is a necessity for a comprehensive understanding of any internal combustion engine performance. Understanding turbulence is one of the most difficult topics in science and engineering. In liquid fuelled combustion, the interaction of spray droplets with surrounding turbulent air flow is crucial since it influences the evaporation rate of the fuel droplets and the process of air and fuel vapour mixture preparation. For detail understanding on the droplet–turbulence interaction mechanisms as well as to validate numerical simulations of sprays, simultaneous measurement of both dispersed and carrier phases of the spray is essential. Turbulent spray combustion involves many areas of physics and chemistry, which accompany a variety of mathematical challenges. This monograph deals with all above aspects to enhance the understanding of spray characteristics involved with different applications.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Series.: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Publisher: Springer Nature
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer Nature.
Keywords: Droplet atomization; Multiphase flow; Spray; Turbulent characteristics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2021 05:48
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 05:45
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/68759

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