70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 19, 2017 — November 21, 2017)

P0049: Self­-peeling of impacting droplets

  • Dan Soto, MIT
  • Jolet de Ruiter, MIT
  • Kripa Varanasi, MIT
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2017.GFM.P0049

When liquid drops impact a cold substrate the coupling of fluid dynamics and thermal transport leave a signature on the geometry and properties of the frozen splat. This interplay connecting short and long timescale physics can be tuned to control drop adhesion by promoting sticking or self-peeling. These insights have broad applicability in processes ranging from thermal spraying and additive manufacturing to de-icing. 

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