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Splashing or not

Albagnac, Julie and Kolinski, John and Rubinstein, Shmuel and Mandre, Shreyas Splashing or not. (2011) In: 64th annual meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics - DFD11, 20 November 2011 - 22 November 2011 (Baltimore, Maryland, United States). (Unpublished)

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Official URL: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2011.DFD.H4.6


The splashing of a droplet when impacting a solid surface is common to our everyday experience as well as to industrial applications that require controlled deposition of liquid mass. Still the mechanism for splashing is not well understood. A recent study showed that a decrease in the ambient pressure inhibits splashing, motivating a hypothesis on the existence of a thin film of air trapped between the drop and the surface. The early dynamics of splashing could occur while the drop is still spreading on an air film. To gain insight into this early dynamics, we supplement the side view with a synchronized bottom view, obtained using a novel Total Internal Reflection technique. I will discuss the existence of a transition regime between spreading and splashing. This regime appears by changing the impact velocity or the ambient pressure, while keeping the other fixed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to APS editor. The original abstract is available at http://meeting.aps.org
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Brown University (USA)
Other partners > Harvard university (USA)
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 12:58

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