Liquid Jet Impingement Normal to a Disk in Zero Gravity

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T. L. Labus

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

K. J. DeWitt

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

J. Fluids Eng 100(2), 204-209 (Jun 01, 1978) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448631 History: Received July 11, 1977; Online October 12, 2010


An experimental and analytical investigation was conducted to determine the free surface shapes of circular jets impinging normal to sharp-edged disks in zero gravity. Experiments conducted in a zero gravity drop tower yielded three distinct flow patterns which were classified in terms of the relative effects of surface tension and inertial forces. An order of magnitude analysis was conducted indicating regions where viscous forces were not significant when computing free surface shapes. The free surface analysis was simplified by transforming the governing potential flow equations and boundary conditions into the inverse plane. The resulting nonlinear equations were solved numerically and comparisons were made with the experimental data for the inertia dominated regime.

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