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Title: Breakup of a liquid rivulet falling over an inclined plate: Identification of a critical Weber number

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, Oregon 97321, USA
  2. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States). In-house Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1467013
Report Number(s):
NETL-PUB-20903
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-6631
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Fluids
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-6631
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; rivulet, breakup, inclined plate, vof

Citation Formats

Singh, Rajesh K., Galvin, Janine E., Whyatt, Greg A., and Sun, Xin. Breakup of a liquid rivulet falling over an inclined plate: Identification of a critical Weber number. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4981920.
Singh, Rajesh K., Galvin, Janine E., Whyatt, Greg A., & Sun, Xin. Breakup of a liquid rivulet falling over an inclined plate: Identification of a critical Weber number. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4981920.
Singh, Rajesh K., Galvin, Janine E., Whyatt, Greg A., and Sun, Xin. Mon . "Breakup of a liquid rivulet falling over an inclined plate: Identification of a critical Weber number". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4981920. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467013.
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