Splashing of liquid droplet on a vibrating substrate

Khabakhpasheva, T. I. and Korobkin, A. A. (2020) Splashing of liquid droplet on a vibrating substrate. Physics of Fluids, 32 (12). ISSN 1070-6631

[img] PDF (Published_Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 9 December 2021.

Download (5MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

The unsteady axisymmetric problem of a liquid drop impacting onto a rigid vibrating substrate is studied. Initially, the drop is spherical and touches the flat substrate at a single point. Then, the substrate starts to move toward the drop and vibrate with a small amplitude and high frequency. The early stage of the impact is studied by using the potential flow theory and the Wagner approach in dimensionless variables. The effect of the substrate vibration on the drop impact is described by a single parameter. It is shown that the vibration of the substrate leads to oscillations of the pressure in the contact region. The low-pressure zone periodically appears in the wetted part of the substrate. The low-pressure zone can approach the contact line, which may lead to ventilation with separation of the liquid from the substrate. The magnitude of the low pressure grows in time. The acceleration of the contact line oscillates with time, leading to splashing of the droplet with the local increase of the thickness of the spray jet sheet at a distance from the contact line. The phase shift of the substrate vibration with respect to the impact instant is not studied. Splashing can be produced only by a forced vibration of the substrate. The impact onto an elastically supported rigid plate does not produce splashing. The obtained results and the theoretical model of the initial stage of drop impact are valid for certain ranges of parameters of the problem.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2021 00:56
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 12:00
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78264
DOI: 10.1063/5.0033409

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item