Coalescence dynamics of a droplet on a sessile droplet

Kumar, Manish and Bhardwaj, Rajneesh and Sahu, Kirti Chandra (2019) Coalescence dynamics of a droplet on a sessile droplet. In: 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 23–26 November 2019, Seattle, Washington.

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The coalescence dynamics of an ethanol droplet freely falling on a sessile ethanol droplet resting on glass substrate is investigated experimentally using a high-speed imaging system. The static contact angle of sessile droplet on glass surface is found to be 24\textdegree with a standard deviation of 1.3\textdegree . The regime maps showing the partial and the complete coalescence behaviors in the plane of the normalized impact height and the volume of the sessile droplet with the diameter and the volume of the impacting droplet are presented. It is observed that the partial coalescence of satellite droplet occurs when the ratio of the volume of the sessile droplet to that of the impacting droplet is greater than two. The size of the satellite droplet is found to be about 0.1 times the size of that of the impacting droplet, which increases with the increase in the normalized impact height and normalized volume of the sessile droplet.

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Sahu, Kirti Chandra
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 06:24
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