Rebound suppression of a droplet impacting on an oscillating horizontal surface.
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Phys Rev E
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The behavior of a droplet impinging onto a solid substrate can be influenced significantly by the horizontal motion of the substrate. The coupled interactions between the moving wall and the impacting droplet may result in various outcomes, which may be different from the usual normal droplet impact on a stationary wall. In this paper, we present a method to suppress drop rebound on hydrophobic surfaces via transverse wall oscillations, normal to the impact direction. The numerical investigation shows that the suppression of droplet rebound has a direct relationship with the oscillation phase, amplitude, and frequency. For a particular range of oscillation frequencies and amplitudes, a lateral shifting of the droplet position is observed along the oscillating direction. While large oscillation amplitude favors the process of droplet deposition, a high frequency promotes droplet rebound from the oscillating wall. A linear trend in the transition region between deposition and rebound is observed from a scaled phase diagram of the oscillation amplitude versus frequency. We provide a systematic investigation of drop deposition and elucidate the mechanism of rebound suppression through the temporal evolution of the nonaxial kinetic energy and the velocity flow field.
AuthorsRaman, KA; Jaiman, RK; Sui, Y; Lee, T-S; Low, H-T
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