Photography and sizing of burning droplets

I. M. Kennedy, F. L. Dryer

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Laser-triggered stroboscopic photography has been used to obtain high quality images of moving, burning fuel droplets. A narrow laser beam defined the focal plane of a photographic system which was focused onto the beam. Light scattered by a droplet in the beam was used to trigger a backlighting stroboscope. In addition, attenuation of the laser beam during the passage of a droplet has been used to yield information on droplet sizes. Large droplets can be sized regardless of shape or refractive index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number009
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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