A dense cylindrical liquid jet is injected into a stagnant lighter phase (density ratio 1/27.84). The inflow velocity is modulated sinusoidally to promote the growth of primary shear instabilities. Surface tension is included and ultimately controls the characteristic scale of the smallest droplets.
Animations 17 and 18 illustrate the atomisation process from two different view points.
The simulation and visualisation are computed in parallel on 4 processors. Dynamic load-balancing is used to distribute the charge between the processors (Figure 19).