The stability of viscous liquid jets in a swirling gas

Shijun Yi, Maozhao Xie, Baixin Chen

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Based on the linear analysis of stability, a dispersion equation is deduced which delineates the evolution of a general 3-dimensional disturbance on the free surface of an incompressible viscous liquid jet injected into a gas with swirl. Here, the dimensionless parameter J e is again introduced, in the meantime, another dimensionless parameter E called as circulation is also introduced to represent the relative swirling intensity. With respect to the spatial growing disturbance mode, the numerical results obtained from solving the dispersion equation reveal the following facts. First, at the same value of E, in pace with the changing of J e , the variation of disturbance and the critical disturbance mode still keep the same characters. Second, the present results are the same as that of S.P. Lin when J e >1; but in the range of J e
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-233
Number of pages8
JournalActa Mechanica Sinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


  • jet
  • stability
  • dispersion equation
  • swirling gas


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