Effect of Inlet Tangential port area on the Performance of Small Scale Simplex Atomizer

Muthu Selvan, G and Muralidhara, HS and Vinod Kumar, Vyas and Dineshkanth, TP and Kumaran, S and Magesh, R (2012) Effect of Inlet Tangential port area on the Performance of Small Scale Simplex Atomizer. In: Proceedings of ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference, 01 Dec 2012, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Abstract

An experimental investigation was conducted to study the effects of increased area of inlet tangential ports on the performance of small scale simplex atomizer. The spray characteristics of three different simplex atomizer representing varying area of inlet tangential ports are examined using water as a working fluid. Measurements of coefficient of discharge, spray cone angle, Sauter mean diameter and droplet size distribution were carried out over wide range of injection pressure. Coriolis mass flow meter was used to measure coefficient of discharge. Spray cone angle was measured by image processing technique. Sauter mean diameter and droplet size distributions were measured by Malvern droplet sizing instrument. It was observed that with increase in area of inlet tangential ports the size of air core produced along the center line reduced, which increases the coefficient of discharge. Spray cone angle decreases with increase in area of inlet tangential ports reduces swirl strength inside swirl chamber, which results in increasing Sauter mean diameter. Better droplet size distribution was observed for lower area of inlet tangential port configuration. Good agreement was observed between the obtained experimental results and experimental correlations available in literatures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Depositing User: Mrs SK Pratibha
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 07:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:09
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12180

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