Title: Water drop deformation and fragmentation due to shock wave impact
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098430/00001
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Title: Water drop deformation and fragmentation due to shock wave impact
Physical Description: xii, 81 leaves. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Krauss, William Edward, 1928- ( Dissertant )
Leadon, B. M. ( Thesis advisor )
Clarkson, M. H. ( Reviewer )
Williams, D. T. ( Reviewer )
Irey, R. K. ( Reviewer )
Blake, R. G. ( Reviewer )
Uhrig, Robert E. ( Degree grantor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1970
Copyright Date: 1970
Subjects / Keywords: Drops   ( lcsh )
Shock waves   ( lcsh )
Aerospace Engineering thesis, Ph. D.   ( local )
Dissertations, Academic -- UF -- Aerospace Engineering   ( local )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: Results are presented of experimental and theoretical studies of water drop deformation and fragmentation in the high velocity air stream following a normal shock wave moving into still air. Experiments were conducted in a shock tube with shock wave Mach numbers in the range from 1.6 to 3.0 and for drop diameters from .5 to 3.2 millimeters. From the experimental data, it is determ.ined that the water drop deforms axisymmetrically into an approximately ellipsoidal shape which is distorted as to maintain a nearly hemispherical frontal surface but with a concave rear surface. The data also indicate that the time for complete fragmentation of the water drop is approximately one-half of the time observed for complete reduction of the drop to a trace of mist. Simultaneous potential flow within the distorted ellipsoidal drop and mass loss by stripping of a viscous layer of surface liquid are included in a theoretical model for drop deformation and fragmentation. Although the actual drop deformation is shown to deviate from the assumed ellipsoidal shape, the general dimensional and displacement variations arc predicted by the model and the theoretical mass history of the drop agrees well with the experimental data.
Thesis: Thesis--University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 79-80.
General Note: Manuscript copy.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00098430
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 001033933
notis - AFB6212
oclc - 18218572


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