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Journal of Combustion
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 718202, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/718202
Research Article

Flash Atomization: A New Concept to Control Combustion Instability in Water-Injected Gas Turbines

Mechanical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78228, USA

Received 20 July 2011; Revised 1 November 2011; Accepted 15 November 2011

Academic Editor: Constantine D. Rakopoulos

Copyright © 2012 Vishwas Iyengar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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