Modelling the influence of wetting properties on the solid liquid impact
2008 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS, PTS A AND B, NEW YORK: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS , 2008, 1915-1917 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The impact of a solid object on a free liquid surface is quite complex. This problem has challenged researchers for centuries and remains of interest today. Recently Duez et al.  published experimental results on the splash when a solid sphere enters a liquid Surprisingly, a small change in the surface chemistry of the object can turn a big splash into an inconspicuous disappearance and vice versa. We study this problem by solving the Navier-Stokes together with the Cahn-Hilliard equations, [2, 3], which allows us to simulate the motion of a free air-water surface in detail, in the presence of surface tension and dynamic wetting. Quantitative computational modeling of dynamic wetting is difficult in itself, but here the use of this tool allows us to study in detail how the wetting properties determine whether a splash appears or not. Our simulated results are compared with the experiments of Duez et al.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NEW YORK: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS , 2008. 1915-1917 p.
WATER-ENTRY, INTERFACE, EXIT
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31284DOI: 10.1115/ICNMM2008-62216ISI: 000262925200244ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77952589099ISBN: 978-0-7918-4834-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31284DiVA: diva2:403192
6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Darmstadt, GERMANY, JUN 23-25, 2008
QC 201103112011-03-112011-03-112011-03-11Bibliographically approved