February 15-18, 2016 Darmstadt, Germany
organized by the Center of Smart Interfaces in cooperation with TRR 75
Registration is closed. For last minute inquiries, please contact the organizing team.
Please find a detailed description and program in the course flyer here
Course Description and Aims
This short course has the aim 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.
From theory to practice
These aspects are first addressed theoretically in terms of hydrodynamic instabilities of liquid jets and sheets – primary atomization. This is followed by considerations about the break-up of single droplets – secondary atomization. Engineering solutions for realizing the different atomization mechanisms are then presented.
The second day presents possibilities for simulating atomization and spray processes. Modelling of primary atomization is discussed, as well as transport processes within sprays and spray/wall interactions.
The third day is devoted to experimental descriptors and diagnostics of sprays and droplets. Both non-optical and optical techniques are addressed. Focus is placed on drop size and velocity determination, but an overview is also given about more advanced techniques, allowing temperature and composition to be determined.
The final day of the course covers a wide variety of applications and how spray systems have been developed and customized to meet specific requirements and constraints.
Discuss with renowned experts and get in touch with people from the industry
The program foresees intensive discussions between the participants and the lecturers and also among the participants. The aim is to address on-going development and application problems suggested by the participants. Industrial exhibitors of atomization equipment and spray diagnostics will be available on the second day for demonstrations and discussions.
The course language is English.