Atomization and Sprays
Online Short Course 14 – 18 February 2022

Course description and aims

This year, the Short Course on Atomization and Sprays will be held online in February. As in the previous six editions, the aim is to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc.

February edition

Online Short Course on Atomization and Sprays

14 – 18 February 2022

Download the revised 5-day preliminary program (opens in new tab)

Remarks from participants of the February 2021 Atomization and Sprays online Short Course

“Thank you very much for this interesting course, it was very informative!”

“The lectures are great. Thanks for putting them together.”

“I would highly recommend it to my classmates if it continues next year, because it's really helpful.”

“It was such a wonderful experience for me to be a participant in this course. I am quite new to this field and found the course extremely helpful, particularly the discussion time.”

“It was a great experience. I learnt a lot through interactions.”

“I really enjoyed the course and It was the occasion for deepening my knowledge about atomization processes and about sprays which are mine principal research topic.”

“Thanks again for putting together such an enlightening course!”

“It was by far the most related training to my thesis topic and strongly helpful with regard to my professional and research perspectives.”

Course description


The current understanding of atomization fundamentals are first addressed theoretically in terms of hydrodynamic instabilities of liquid jets and sheets – primary atomization. This is followed by considerations about the breakup of single droplets – secondary atomization.

These fundamentals are followed by topics on diagnostics, numerical simulations, drop/wall interactions and further advanced topics and applications. In a manufacturers’ session several vendors of diagnostic equipment related to atomization and sprays will make presentations and be available for discussions.

Impingement of a water droplet (diameter, 2 mm) on an overheated surface (600°C) – We=140, mapping of the temperature using two-colour PLIF

Discuss with the experts

The program foresees discussions among the participants and the lecturers. The aim is to address ongoing development and application problems suggested by the participants.

Direct numerical simulation of a shear-thinning jet

Who should attend?

This course is directed towards practicing engineers, researchers involved in R&D and the application of spray systems, and graduate students performing research on the subject of sprays and atomization. For those with little previous background, the course begins with fundamentals of atomization and proceeds through theoretical, experimental, numerical and application topics.

Format, fees and registration

Lectures will be aired using Webex, either live or recorded. In either case, the lecturer will be available during the lecture period and questions and discussions with lecturers will be moderated through the chat function.

Course fees

  • Industry: 250 EUR
  • Academia: 150 EUR

Course fees are VAT exempt according to article 132 (i) Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

The lectures will be available for streaming as of their time of airing and for the subsequent 24 hours, allowing those in different time zones or those unable to attend a particular lecture, to view the lecture at their convenience. The chat discussion during the lecture and discussion after the lecture with the lecturer will not be recorded and will only be available during the presentation.


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How can I register for the course?

Unfortunately, registration for this year's course is closed. Please visit us again for the next year's course!