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Self-similar breakup of near-inviscid liquids.

Castrejón-Pita, JR and Castrejón-Pita, AA and Hinch, EJ and Lister, JR and Hutchings, IM (2012) Self-similar breakup of near-inviscid liquids. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 86. 015301-.

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The final stages of pinchoff and breakup of dripping droplets of near-inviscid Newtonian fluids are studied experimentally for pure water and ethanol. High-speed imaging and image analysis are used to determine the angle and the minimum neck size of the cone-shaped extrema of the ligaments attached to dripping droplets in the final microseconds before pinchoff. The angle is shown to steadily approach the value of 18.0 ± 0.4°, independently of the initial flow conditions or the type of breakup. The filament thins and necks following a τ(2/3) law in terms of the time remaining until pinchoff, regardless of the initial conditions. The observed behavior confirms theoretical predictions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Simulation Ethanol Models, Chemical Rheology Viscosity Water
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 16:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 05:41