The Breakup of Superheated Liquid Jets

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John H. Lienhard

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

James B. Day

USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

J. Basic Eng 92(3), 515-521 (Sep 01, 1970) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425051 History: Received July 31, 1969; Online October 27, 2010


Observed average breakup lengths are presented for free orifice jets of superheated water and liquid nitrogen, and subcooled water. Dimensionless, semiempirical expressions are developed for both flashing, and aerodynamic and/or capillary, breakup, and verified with data. The distribution function for breakup length is predicted for the superheated case with the help of Boltzmann statistics.

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