68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 22, 2015 — November 24, 2015)

P0042: Impact of Raindrops on Oil Slicks

  • Raina Mittal, James Madison High School
  • Kristen Halper, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Rajat Mittal, Johns Hopkins University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2015.GFM.P0042

High speed videography was used to examine the impact of water droplets on oil slicks of varying thicknesses. The experiment was motivated by the idea of understanding the effect of rain on the spreading of oil slicks.

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