Non-Intrusive Measurement of the Temperature and Size Distribution of Water Droplets in a Flat Fan Spray


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The measurement of spray characteristics especially the droplets thermal and hydrodynamic properties is very important for many industrial applications. In this paper, a developed global rainbow thermometry method is applied to measure droplets temperature and size distribution in a flat fan air-blast atomizer spray. The spray droplets is illuminated by a continuum laser with the wavelength of 532nm and power of 14mW, and the rainbow light formed by the droplets is received by a linear CCD. To get accurate result, a calibration method for the relation of scattering angle and CCD pixels is designed, which can effectively reduce the error of the measured temperature. Experiment is taken under different temperature at a fixed gas-liquid ratio conditions, and results shows the method is feasible and has a relatively good precision.



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Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




Q. Pan and Z. J. Zhang, "Non-Intrusive Measurement of the Temperature and Size Distribution of Water Droplets in a Flat Fan Spray", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 2024-2028, 2012

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November 2012





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