A Qualitative Inter-Relation Between Drop Impacts on a Solid Surface and the Interaction of a Droplet Placed Inside a Superheated Pool
11 Pages Posted: 1 May 2019
Date Written: March 31, 2019
The phenomenon of drop impacts on a solid surface and the interaction of a cold droplet with a superheated liquid pool are both of great relevance in many practical and engineering situations. Most of the reported research in the literature on these phenomena focus on the impact of a droplet on a solid surface or a liquid surface and there are hardly any study on the interaction of a stationary cold droplet inside a hot pool of liquid, a phenomenon observed quite often. This study reports high speed flow visualization of a drop impact on a Teflon-coated solid surface at different liquid properties and impact Reynolds number. Simultaneously, high speed imaging of the interaction of a cold droplet with the superheated olive oil pool has also been carried out. The images show a striking resemblance between the flow dynamics of the two phenomena. A comparison between the two phenomena is made and suggestions are made for the possible underlying physics.
Keywords: Drop Impact; Vapor Explosions; High Speed Imaging; Splashing; Crown Formation
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