Asymptotic Theory of Droplet Spreading After Collision With a Solid Surface

  • Alexander Fedorchenko
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 456)


The asymptotic theory of droplet spreading at collision with rigid surface in the limit of small number ε = h/R >> 1 is developed. Here h, R is the current height and radius of droplet consequently. The developed model describes the rim formation on the front of spreading droplet and oscillation of the droplet due to the dynamics edge angle. The offered theory has allowed calculating the frequency of droplet oscillation and the maximal radius of the splat.


Solid Surface Asymptotic Theory Front Edge Capillary Wave Rigid Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Fedorchenko
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  1. 1.Institute of Thermophysics SB RASNovosibirskRussia

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