Influence of operating conditions and atomizer design on circumferential liquid distribution from small pressure-swirl atomizer
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Institute, Technická 2896/2 Brno 616 69, Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The spray symmetry is an important aspect in most practical applications. However, it is often an overlooked parameter. A measurement of circumferential distribution was carried out by a circular-sectored vessel on several pressure-swirl atomizers with spill-line over a wide range of injection pressure. The obtained results show that the spray uniformity improves markedly with the injection pressure. The increase in a number of tangential entry ports has only a minor effect on the spray uniformity. Even a small mechanical corruption of the atomizer internal parts negatively affects the spray patternation.
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