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

P0053: The Splash of Milk Streams Impacting a Solid Surface

  • Heidi Reuter, Penn State University
  • Azar Eslam-Panah, Penn State University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2017.GFM.P0053

The impact of a fluid against a solid surface is frequently accompanied by the ejection of a high speed jet emerging out of the interface into the air. Previous literatures are concerned with solid objects or droplets interacting with liquid surface. In this study, stream of liquid interacts with solid surface to create a jet of liquid. A Worthington jet is formed when the liquid with high velocity interacts with the solid surface and creates a crater in the surface. The crater protrudes a central jet which will pinch off and send more droplets in all directions. Having a continuous stream of liquid, helps the crater to grow and create a much bigger jet. The resulting splash can soak you!

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