Drop breakup and fragment size distribution in shear flow

V. Cristini, S. Guido, A. Alfani, J. Blawzdziewicz, M. Loewenberg

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Experimental studies of drop breakup in shear flow have focused on the determination of critical conditions for breakup under Stokes flow conditions, and the distribution of drop fragments resulting from breakup in a super-critical impulsively-started flow. Thus, numerical simulations were developed for predicting breakup criteria in shear flow under Stokes flow conditions. This paper describes a numerical and experimental study of drop breakup in an impulsively started shear flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1283-1298
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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