Entropy 2009, 11(4), 713-747; doi:10.3390/e11040713
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The Maximum Entropy Formalism and the Prediction of Liquid Spray Drop-Size Distribution

CNRS UMR 6614–CORIA, Université et INSA de Rouen, Avenue de l’Université, B.P. 12, 76801 Saint-Etienne du Rouvray, France
Received: 27 August 2009; Accepted: 26 October 2009 / Published: 2 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maximum Entropy)
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Abstract: The efficiency of any application involving a liquid spray is known to be highly dependent on the spray characteristics, and mainly, on the drop-diameter distribution. There is therefore a crucial need of models allowing the prediction of this distribution. However, atomization processes are partially known and so far a universal model is not available. For almost thirty years, models based on the Maximum Entropy Formalism have been proposed to fulfill this task. This paper presents a review of these models emphasizing their similarities and differences, and discusses expectations of the use of this formalism to model spray drop-size distribution
Keywords: maximum entropy formalism; liquid sprays; drop-size distribution; drop-velocity distribution

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Dumouchel, Christophe. 2009. "The Maximum Entropy Formalism and the Prediction of Liquid Spray Drop-Size Distribution." Entropy 11, no. 4: 713-747.

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