Drop impact on small targets with different target-to-drop diameters ratio

M. Arogeti, E. Sher, T. Bar-Kohany

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Abstract

Drop impact on small cylindrical targets has been experimentally studied. Special attention has been drawn to the effect of the different target-to-drop diameters ratio on the evolution of the drop spreading after colliding with the surface. Three distinct regions have been identified as related to the ratio of the target-to-drop diameters (βt≡Dt/D0), and the maximum spreading to drop diameters βmax≡Dma/D0. The particular response of each type group was analyzed to define the specific spreading characteristics. The small target is an obstacle on the drop way, yet it does not stop its vertical velocity completely, as for the larger surfaces. A drop that impacts a small target continues to flow, not only radially but with some vertical velocity, in accordance with an appropriate energy balance. The analysis yielded expressions for the maximal spread of each impact type. Type-A was observed for (1<βt⩽βmax) and demonstrated mainly a radial spread, type-B (1/2<βt⩽1) with two directional spread; radial and vertical, and type-C for (βt⩽1/2) a very small obstacle which barely affects the drop flow. The present analysis yielded expressions for the maximal spread of each impact type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume193
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Collision
  • Drop impact
  • Small target
  • Spreading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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