Sojka, Paul E. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Basic processes
- Single-fluid atomizers
- Twin-fluid atomizers
- Measurement techniques
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The process whereby a bulk liquid is transformed into a multiplicity of small drops. This transformation, often called primary atomization, proceeds through the formation of disturbances on the surface of the bulk liquid, followed by their amplification due to energy and momentum transfer from the surrounding gas.
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