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Effect of geometrical parameters on rebound of impacting droplets on leaky superhydrophobic meshes

Kumar, Arvind and Tripathy, Abinash and Nam, Youngsuk and Lee, Choongyeop and Sen, Prosenjit (2018) Effect of geometrical parameters on rebound of impacting droplets on leaky superhydrophobic meshes. In: SOFT MATTER, 14 (9). pp. 1571-1580.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7sm02145c

Abstract

When a droplet impacts a superhydrophobic sieve, a part of the droplet penetrates through it when the dynamic pressure (rU2) of the impinging droplet exceeds the breakthrough pressure (gG/ A). At higher impact velocities, the ejected- jet breaks and separates from the main droplet. The remaining part of the droplet bounces off the surface showing different modes (normal bouncing as a vertically elongated drop or pancake bouncing). In this work, we have studied the effect of different geometrical parameters of superhydrophobic copper meshes on different modes of droplet rebound. We observe three different effects in our study. Firstly, we observe pancake like bouncing, which is attributed to the capillary energy of the rebounding interface formed after the breaking of the ejected- jet. Secondly, we observe leakage of the droplet volume and kinetic energy due to the breaking of the ejected- jet, which leads to reduction in the contact times. Finally, we observe that for flexible meshes, the transition to pancake type bouncing is induced at lower Weber numbers. Flexibility also leads to a reduction in the volume loss from the ejected- jet. This study will be helpful in the design of superhydrophobic meshes for use under impact scenarios.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 18:28
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 18:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59384

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