Variation Mechanism of Aspiration Pressure at the Tip of Metal Delivery Tube in Supersonic Atomization
The aspiration pressure variation at the tip of metal delivery tube in the supersonic atomization nozzle during gas-only atomization performance had been investigated in this work. The results reveal that the aspiration pressure is subambient at all operating pressures. A general trend is that with increasing atomization gas pressure, the value of aspiration pressure decreases at P0 between 0.5 and 1.5MPa, then increases as P0 ranges from 1.5~3.5MPa, finally decreases again at higher gas pressure (P0>~3.5MPa). When P0>2.0MPa, as the included angle α augments, the aspiration pressure ΔP increases. Meanwhile, the change range of aspiration pressure ΔP significantly enlarges when the jet included angle α raises from16 to 28º. The lager is the apex angle β of metal delivery tube, the greater is the aspiration pressure ΔP. And as the protrusion length of melt delivery tube h increases, the aspiration pressure ΔP decreases gradually.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
X. M. Zhao et al., "Variation Mechanism of Aspiration Pressure at the Tip of Metal Delivery Tube in Supersonic Atomization", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 1049-1052, 2011