Dynamics of liquid drops coalescing in the inertial regime.

  title={Dynamics of liquid drops coalescing in the inertial regime.},
  author={J. Sprittles and Y. D. Shikhmurzaev},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={89 6},
  • J. Sprittles, Y. D. Shikhmurzaev
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • We examine the dynamics of two coalescing liquid drops in the "inertial regime," where the effects of viscosity are negligible and the propagation of the front of the bridge connecting the drops can be considered as "local." The solution fully computed in the framework of classical fluid mechanics allows this regime to be identified, and the accuracy of the approximating scaling laws proposed to describe the propagation of the bridge to be established. It is shown that the scaling law known for… CONTINUE READING
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