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A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium. / Siamas, George A.; Jiang, Xi; Wrobel, Luiz C.

In: International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 34, No. 4, 04.2008, p. 393-407.

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Siamas, GA, Jiang, X & Wrobel, LC 2008, 'A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 393-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2007.10.010

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Siamas, G. A., Jiang, X., & Wrobel, L. C. (2008). A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 34(4), 393-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2007.10.010

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Siamas GA, Jiang X, Wrobel LC. A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 2008 Apr;34(4):393-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2007.10.010

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Siamas, George A. ; Jiang, Xi ; Wrobel, Luiz C. / A numerical study of an annular liquid jet in a compressible gas medium. In: International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 2008 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 393-407.

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