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Experimental Study of Diesel-Fuel Droplet Impact on a Similarly Sized Polished Spherical Heated Solid Particle

Jadidbonab, H., Mitroglou, N. ORCID: 0000-0002-2955-8716, Karathanassis, I. K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9025-2866 & Gavaises, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-0874-8534 (2018). Experimental Study of Diesel-Fuel Droplet Impact on a Similarly Sized Polished Spherical Heated Solid Particle. Langmuir, 34(1), pp. 36-49. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01658


The head-to-head impact of diesel-fuel droplets on a polished spherical brass target has been investigated experimentally. High-speed imaging was employed to visualize the impact process for wall surface temperatures and Weber and Reynolds numbers in the ranges of 140–340 °C, 30–850, and 210–1135, respectively. The thermohydrodynamic outcome regimes occurring for the aforementioned ranges of parameters were mapped on a We–T diagram. Seven clearly distinguishable postimpact outcome regimes were identified, which are conventionally called the coating, splash, rebound, breakup–rebound, splash–breakup–coating, breakup–coating, and splash–breakup–rebound regimes. In addition, the effects of the Weber number and surface temperature on the wettability dynamics were examined; the temporal variations of the dynamic contact angle, dimensionless spreading diameter, and liquid film thickness forming on the solid particle were measured and are reported.

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