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Rebound Dynamics of Two Droplets Successively Impacting an Inclined Surface

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Research Center of Engineering Thermophysics, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
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State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
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Coatings 2020, 10(6), 592; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10060592
Received: 19 May 2020 / Revised: 22 June 2020 / Accepted: 22 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
The dynamic behaviors of two droplets successively impacting inclined surfaces are simulated by a three-dimensional pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann model based on multi-relaxation-time. The effect of velocity ratio of two successive droplets on the contact time is investigated and two rebounding regimes are identified depending on whether the coalesced droplet retouches the surface or not. Increasing the velocity ratio leads to a stronger interaction between the two droplets and the phenomenon of coalesced droplet retouching the surface is observed when the velocity ratio exceeds a threshold, resulting in a longer contact time. An outcome map of droplet rebounding is obtained at various velocity ratios and contact angles of surface. It is found that the coalesced droplet cannot rebound from the surface at a larger velocity ratio and a lower contact angle of surface. Furthermore, the effect of the length between impact points on the contact time is exhibited, and a longer length is beneficial to coalesced droplet rebounding. View Full-Text
Keywords: rebound dynamics; two droplets; inclined surface; impact; superhydrophobic surface rebound dynamics; two droplets; inclined surface; impact; superhydrophobic surface
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Lin, D.-J.; Zhang, L.-Z.; Yi, M.-C.; Wang, X.; Gao, S.-R.; Yang, Y.-R.; Wang, X.-D. Rebound Dynamics of Two Droplets Successively Impacting an Inclined Surface. Coatings 2020, 10, 592.

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