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Analysis of drop formation at conical tips : 1. Theory

Babu, Ramesh S (1987) Analysis of drop formation at conical tips : 1. Theory. In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 116 (2). pp. 350-356.

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The phenomenon of drop formation at conical tips under near zero flow conditions has been investigated using a theoretical approach. The analysis permits the prediction of drop profile and drop volume, until the onset of instability. A semiempirical approach based on the similarity of drop shapes has been adopted to predict the detaching drop volumes at conical tips. The effects of base diameter of the cone, cone angle, interfacial tension, and the densities of the drop and the surrounding fluid on the maximum and detached drop volumes are predicted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: CopyCright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 13:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21445

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