Off-centered impact of water droplets on a thin horizontal wire

E. Sher, L. F. Haim, I. Sher

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The current work focuses on the initial basic stage of filtering droplets. We study the factors that have an effect upon the amount of liquid trapped on a dry smooth horizontal wire. These factors include the impact velocity, impact eccentricity, initial drop size, wire thickness, and liquid thermodynamic properties. Based on elementary analysis of some simple experiments, we propose a non-dimensional criterion for the critical eccentricity for which the maximum amount of liquid is trapped by the wire.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013


  • Filtering droplets
  • Impact eccentricity
  • Liquid trapped on a wire
  • Off-centered impact droplet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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