Finite difference method for modelling impacting drops

Murray J. Rudman, Jong Leng Liow

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Abstract

We present a numerical method that has been developed to simulate the flow that results from the impact of a liquid drop onto the surface of a deep liquid pool. The numerical method uses second order finite difference approximations to the governing equations and volume based techniques for tracking free surfaces and modelling the effect of surface tension. Simulations of impacting drops are validated by comparing the numerical results with high speed movie images. The potential of the method is demonstrated by using it to visualize the formation of vortex rings that results from a drop impact at low velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 199726 Jun 1997

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24)
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period22/06/9726/06/97

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