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On the optimal inner tube shape for an ultrasonic nebulizer

Stokes, T.E. and Hocking, G.C. (2001) On the optimal inner tube shape for an ultrasonic nebulizer. ANZIAM Journal, 43 . E37-E74.

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We investigate the effect of inner tube shape on the flux of medicine in a Sheiman ultrasonic nebulizer. Using a simple model for the flow of the aerosol up through the inner tube, we consider the variation in flux for cylinders of varying cross-section. The optimal shape is found to be proportional to the shape of the inner jet for any assumed pressure difference between the upper and lower chambers of the nebulizer.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: University of Adelaide, Dept. of Applied Mathematics
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