A review on determining water spray droplet characteristics by laser techniques

X. Wang, Wan Ki Chow, M. Wu

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Laser techniques are widely used for determining spray droplet characteristics of fire suppression system discharging agents such as water. Advanced instrumentation for research in combustion and two-phase flows had been developed based on laser systems. Such techniques can be modified to study droplet characteristics of water spray. Several techniques applied for determining droplet size and velocity will be reviewed in this article. The principles behind and the difficulties associated with the application of these methods are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-239
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Applied Fire Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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