Optimize Jet Parameters

Version 2.7 - For use with BDIS Vantage/Vantage SE with Turbo Sort ® Option and/or DSP.
Input Parameters
Nozzle: m
ddf: Hz
Intersect: units
Breakoff: units
Offset: drops
Drops measured drops to Units
Sample: /ml
Rate: /second
Show optimal ddf
Jet Velocity: meters/second
Drop Delay: drops
Sample core diameter: m
  1. Find a resonance frequency (minimal break off distance), then vary the sheath pressure to optimize the jet using this calculator.
  2. The current jet velocity v is distance / time where distance is the span from the bottom of the last attached drop (breakoff) to the same point on a drop n drops below, and time is the number of drops in the span x the drop period (1/ddf). The optimal frequency fopt is calculated:

           fopt = v / 4.5dj

       where the estimated contracted jet diameter dj is 0.975 x the nozzle diameter dd. See reference for more.

Modified from http://facs.scripps.edu/optimize3.html 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Joseph Trotter, TSRI
Last modified 20040430 - dc