The motion and the associated phenomena of a monodisperse spray undergoing evaporation in an isothermal or adiabatic gas stream are investigated theoretically. Particular emphasis is placed on initially cold flows that may lack sufficient energy to achieve complete spray vaporization. Expressions are derived for the spacial variations of droplet velocity and size, the gas velocity and temperature, and a criterion on the initial conditions for complete spray vaporization. The relative importance of various factors affecting rapid vaporization over short distances are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes