The Effects of Weber Numbers on Central Collision Between Two Droplets
- 10.2991/meic-15.2015.329How to use a DOI?
- Droplet collisions; Volume of fluid method; Interface tracking; Break up; Surface tension
The main objectives of the present article are in simulating the collision phenomenon between two liquid droplets and in discussing the influence of Weber numbers on droplets collision. The investigation is completed based on the finite volume numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations, in the formulation, expressing the flow field of the two phases, liquid and gas, coupled with the volume of fluid (VOF) method for tracking the liquid-gas interface. And three-dimensional simulations are used to investigate the mechanisms of coalescence and separation of the droplets at difference Weber numbers. The model and method are validated by comparison with available experimental data for the temporal movement of the impinging droplet. Results show that, numerical simulations provide realistic droplet collision behaviors. The droplet coalescence, deformation and break up processes after impinging are investigated at low and high Weber numbers, and the outcomes of a collision show the difference between various Weber numbers.
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TY - CONF AU - Wei Feng AU - Wansheng Nie AU - Zhi Zheng AU - Feng Chen PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - The Effects of Weber Numbers on Central Collision Between Two Droplets BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronic, Industrial and Control Engineering PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1434 EP - 1437 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/meic-15.2015.329 DO - 10.2991/meic-15.2015.329 ID - Feng2015/04 ER -