Seminarium Zakładu Mechaniki i Fizyki Płynów

Induced Polarization Effects in Water Droplets

prof. J.M. Floryan Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

środa, 8 czerwca 2005

The dynamics of liquid droplets driven by induced polarization effect was studied both experimentally and theoretically. During experiments droplets were isolated from all other effects by using a microgravity environment. The evolution of droplets was captured using a high speed movie camera. Theoretical analysis, which involved numerical simulation of the deforming droplet, was able to reproduce the various stages of the deformation process in time up to the formation of Taylor cones.