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Archive of Mechanical Engineering

The Journal of Committee on Machine Building of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Volume 61, Issue 3


Experimental Investigations of a Drifting Cloud of Droplets Dispersed from Aircraft

Tomasz Seredyn / Robert Rowiński
Published Online: 2014-12-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/meceng-2014-0022


With widespread use of pesticides in modern agriculture, the impacts of spray drift have become a topic of considerable interest. The drifting of sprays is a highly complex process influenced by many factors. The paper presents results of experimental research on a drifting cloud of droplets dispersing from aircraft. Experiments were conducted to quantify spray drift from aerial applications of pesticide. Parallel to the blowing wind, the measurement line 800 m long was disposed. The relationships between the relative dose and the distance of drift as well as spray density and its structure on the measuring length have been established.


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Published Online: 2014-12-10

Citation Information: Archive of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 61, Issue 3, Pages 393–407, ISSN (Online) 2300-1895, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/meceng-2014-0022.

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