The second edition of this long-time bestseller provides a framework for designing and understanding sprays for a wide array of engineering applications. The text contains correlations and design tools that can be easily understood and used in relating the design of atomizers to the resulting spray behavior. Written to be accessible to readers with a modest technical background, the emphasis is on application rather than in-depth theory. Numerous examples are provided to serve as starting points for using the information in the book. Overall, this is a thoroughly updated edition that still retains the practical focus and readability of the original work by Arthur Lefebvre.
Table of Contents
Factors Influencing Atomization
Basic Processes in Atomization
Static Drop Formation
Breakup of Drops
Disintegration of Liquid Jets
Disintegration of Liquid Sheets
Drop Size Distributions of Sprays
Graphical Representation of Drop Size Distributions
Mathematical Distribution Functions
Empirical Distribution Functions
Drop Size Dispersion
Flow in Atomizers
External Spray Characteristics
Spray Cone Angle
Circumferential Liquid Distribution
Drop Drag Coefficients
Convective Effects on Evaporation
Calculation of Effective Evaporation Constant
Influence of Evaporation on Drop Size Distribution
Multicomponent Fuel Drops
Spray Size and Patternation Methods
Factors Influencing Drop Size Measurement
Arthur H. Lefebvre (1923-2003) was Emeritus Professor at Purdue University. With industrial and academic experience spanning more than four decades, he wrote over 150 technical papers on both fundamental and practical aspects of atomization and combustion. The honors he received include the ASME Gas Turbine and ASME R. Tom Sawyer Awards, ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal, and the IGTI Scholar Award. He was also the first recipient of the AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award.
Vincent G. McDonell is Associate Director of the UCI Combustion Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. Dr. McDonell, who received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine, also serves as Vice Chair for the Board of Directors at ILASS-Americas. He has done extensive research work in the areas of atomization and combustion, holds a patent in the area, and has authored or co-authored numerous papers in the field.
"The book covers important topics with tremendous applications in industrial and medical applications. This second edition keep the best sections of the first edition while all other sections and chapters are completely rewritten or updated. All developments in simulation and measurement techniques of atomization and spraying are included. One most important and helpful addition for instructors and students is the new solved examples, which ease the use of endless empirical relations and figures in design of sophisticated modules like combustion chambers."
— Ahmed F El-Sayed, Zagazig University, Egypt
"The book is very comprehensive and provides the necessary details to gain an understanding of atomization processes and how they are best applied. The book is an excellent resource for anyone working with atomization processes or materials that have been produced by atomization."
— Timothy J. Eden, The Pennsylvania State University, USA