76th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 19, 2023 — November 21, 2023)

V0062: Hollow Droplet Flattening

  • Mohammad Mahdi Nasiri, Concordia University
  • Moussa Tembely, Concordia University
  • Christian Moreau, Concordia University
  • Ali Dolatabadi, University of Toronto
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2023.GFM.V0062

The interaction of a hollow droplet impacting a solid surface occurs in several applications, including controllable biomedicine and thermal spray coating. Understanding the physics of the hollow droplet spreading is the key to maintaining the mass transfer process in all relevant applications. In this work, a comprehensive experimental and numerical study is performed on water hollow droplets impacting a rigid surface to better understand the flattening process of a hollow droplet. In the numerical part, compressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved using the volume of fluid (VOF) method in a 2D-axisymmetric model. The comparison of simulation results with the experimental photographs shows that the numerical solution can correctly predict the hollow droplet shape evolution.

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