3D mapping of droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Mishra YN, Kögl M, Baderschneider K, Hofbeck B, Berrocal E, Conrad C, Will S, Zigan L
Journal: Applied Optics
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 58
Journal issue: 14
Pages range: 3775-3783
ISSN: 1559-128X
eISSN: 2155-3165


In this study, we report on the three-dimensional (3D) characterization of a spray in terms of its droplet Sauter mean diameter (SMD) using the laser-induced fluorescence (LIF)/Mie ratio technique. The spray structure is analyzed for a multi-hole direct-injection spark ignition (DISI) injector. A calibration curve to convert the LIF/Mie ratio to droplet diameter is deduced using LIF/Mie imaging and analysis of single droplets generated by a droplet generator. The DISI spray investigated here is optically sectioned by means of two-phase structured laser illumination planar imaging to suppress the intensity of multiple light scattering from LIF and Mie images prior to their ratio. A series of calibrated LIF/Mie ratio images of spray is then recorded at several depths along the z direction following the light sheet scanning of the spray. The droplet SMD ranges from less than 5 mu m up to a maximum of 50 mu m in single-shot images. The averaged SMD results (1-30 mu m) obtained by using the calibration curve from the droplet generator are compared with measurement results from phase-Doppler anemometry. Finally, a 3D map is reconstructed from the successive 2D layers generated from spray scanning. The resulting 3D representation of the droplet SMD shows a non-symmetric spray structure produced by the studied multi-hole injector, which cannot be resolved by analyzing only one central plane. (C) 2019 Optical Society of America

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Baderschneider, Kevin
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Conrad, Chris
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Hofbeck, Bernhard
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Kögl, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Mishra, Yogeshwar Nath Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Will, Stefan Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik
Zigan, Lars PD Dr. habil.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik

How to cite

Mishra, Y.N., Kögl, M., Baderschneider, K., Hofbeck, B., Berrocal, E., Conrad, C.,... Zigan, L. (2019). 3D mapping of droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays. Applied Optics, 58(14), 3775-3783. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.58.003775

Mishra, Yogeshwar Nath, et al. "3D mapping of droplet Sauter mean diameter in sprays." Applied Optics 58.14 (2019): 3775-3783.


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