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Juarez, G., Gastopoulos, T., Zhang, Y., Siegel, M. L., & Arratia, P. (2012). Regular and irregular splashing of drops on geometric targets. Physics of Fluids, 24(9), 091105. doi: 10.1063/1.4747159

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The effect of target cross-sectional geometry on drop splashing is investigated using surfaces with length scales comparable to the drop diameter. The target cross-sectional geometries are regular polygon shapes that vary from a triangle (n = 3) to a decagon (n = 10), where n is the number vertices. The impacting cross-sectional surface area of all targets is constrained to equal the cross-sectional area of the impacting drop which is 6.38 mm2.



Date Posted: 27 February 2013

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