1987-11-01

The Tab Method for Numerical Calculation of Spray Droplet Breakup 872089

We present a method for calculating drop aerodynamic breakup in engine sprays. A short history is first given of the major milestones in the development of the stochastic particle method for calculating liquid fuel sprays. The most recent advance has been the discovery of the importance of drop breakup in engine sprays. We present a new method, called the TAB method, for calculating drop breakup. Some theoretical properties of the method are derived; its numerical implementation in the computer program KIVA is described; and comparisons are presented between TAB-method calculations and experiments and calculations using another breakup model.

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