The dynamics of liquid drops and their interaction with solids of varying wettabilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599895
Title:
The dynamics of liquid drops and their interaction with solids of varying wettabilities
Authors:
Sprittles, J. E.; Shikhmurzaev, Y. D.
Abstract:
Microdrop impact and spreading phenomena are explored as an interface formation process using a recently developed computational framework. The accuracy of the results obtained from this framework for the simulation of high deformation free-surface flows is confirmed by a comparison with previous numerical studies for the large amplitude oscillations of free liquid drops. Our code's ability to produce high resolution benchmark calculations for dynamic wetting flows is then demonstrated by simulating microdrop impact and spreading on surfaces of greatly differing wettability. The simulations allow one to see features of the process which go beyond the resolution available to experimental analysis. Strong interfacial effects which are observed at the microfluidic scale are then harnessed by designing surfaces of varying wettability that allow new methods of flow control to be developed. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
Citation:
Sprittles JE, Shikhmurzaev YD (2012) The dynamics of liquid drops and their interaction with solids of varying wettabilities. Phys Fluids 24: 082001. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4739933.
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Physics of Fluids
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
2012
DOI:
10.1063/1.4739933
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1070-6631
Sponsors:
This publication was supported in part by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Award No. KUK-C1-013-04.
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dc.contributor.authorSprittles, J. E.en
dc.contributor.authorShikhmurzaev, Y. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:31:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:31:54Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationSprittles JE, Shikhmurzaev YD (2012) The dynamics of liquid drops and their interaction with solids of varying wettabilities. Phys Fluids 24: 082001. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4739933.en
dc.identifier.issn1070-6631en
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4739933en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599895en
dc.description.abstractMicrodrop impact and spreading phenomena are explored as an interface formation process using a recently developed computational framework. The accuracy of the results obtained from this framework for the simulation of high deformation free-surface flows is confirmed by a comparison with previous numerical studies for the large amplitude oscillations of free liquid drops. Our code's ability to produce high resolution benchmark calculations for dynamic wetting flows is then demonstrated by simulating microdrop impact and spreading on surfaces of greatly differing wettability. The simulations allow one to see features of the process which go beyond the resolution available to experimental analysis. Strong interfacial effects which are observed at the microfluidic scale are then harnessed by designing surfaces of varying wettability that allow new methods of flow control to be developed. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication was supported in part by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Award No. KUK-C1-013-04.en
dc.publisherAIP Publishingen
dc.titleThe dynamics of liquid drops and their interaction with solids of varying wettabilitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPhysics of Fluidsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdomen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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