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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.
Juarez, Gabriel; Gastopoulos, Thomai; Zhang, Yibin; Siegel, Michael L.; and Arratia, Paulo E., "Regular and Irregular Splashing of Drops on Geometric Targets" (2012). Departmental Papers (MEAM). 295.
Date Posted: 27 February 2013
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