Scalings for fragments produced from drop breakup in shear flow with inertia

Yuriko Y. Renardy, Vittorio Cristini

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Abstract

When a drop is sheared in a matrix liquid, the largest daughter drops are produced by elongative end pinching. The daughter drop size is found to scale with the critical drop size that would occur under the same flow conditions and fluid properties. Daughter drop volumes saturate to just below 60% of the critical volume as the mother drop size increases. For large Reynolds number, the daughter drop radius scales with the - 1/3 case power of the capillary number when the Reynolds number is fixed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2161-2164
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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