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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

The Breakup Length of Turbulent Liquid Jets

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P. Lafrance

U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

J. Fluids Eng 99(2), 414-415 (Jun 01, 1977) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448776 History: Received February 10, 1977; Online October 12, 2010

Abstract

A formula for the statistical distribution of the breakup length of a turbulent liquid jet is derived. The formula is based on a model in which random turbulent fluctuations are amplified by capillary instability. A comparison with experimental data is made.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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