Dynamics of Liquid Droplets

  • A. Mashayek
  • N. Ashgriz


In this chapter the basic physics and methods of calculation of the effective drag forces acting on drops in isolated-drop and multidrop configurations relevant to sprays are provided. The effect of various physical phenomena such as drop deformation, nonuniformity of the incoming flow, drop–drop interactions, drop–gas interactions, and evaporation on the drag coefficient on the drop, with special focus on the underlying physics, is highlighted.


Drag coefficient Drag of deformed drops Droplet motion Evaporating droplets Flow past a droplet Interacting drops Interacting drops 


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  • A. Mashayek
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  • N. Ashgriz
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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