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Drop-Surface Interactions [Paperback]

Drop-Surface Interactions [Paperback]

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of fluid mechanical, thermal and physico-chemical aspects of drop-surface interactions. Basic physical mechanisms pertaining to free-surface flow phenomena characteristic of drop impact on solid and liquid surfaces are explained emphasizing the importance of scaling. Moreover, physico-chemical fundamentals relating to a forced spreading of complex solutions, analytical tools for calculating compressibility effects, and heat transfer and phase change phenomena occurring during solidification and evaporation processes, respectively, are introduced in detail. Finally, numerical approaches particularly suited for modeling drop-surface interactions are consisely surveyed with a particular emphasis on boundary integral methods and Navier-Stokes algorithms (volume of fluid, level set and front tracking algorithms). The book is closed by contributions to a workshop on Drop-Surface Interactions held at the International Centre of Mechanical Sciences.

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Pages   314
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 23, 2004
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3211836926  
ISBN13  9783211836927  

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A book for a researcher in the field or a PhD student.  Mar 8, 2003
This is a book of papers prepared for publications after a workshop on drop-surface interactions, whether a cold drop on a hot surface or a water drop onto a layer of water; this book studies the various phenomena that can occur when a drop of a given fluid impacts either a solid or liquid material.

It is written by experts in the field including Andrea Prosperetti, Martin Rein, Martin Lesser, Hasan Oguz and S.T. Thoroddsen. All have studied various phenomena of drop interactions: Prosperetti-sound emission on drop impact with liquids, Rein-general drop impact phenomena, Lesser-compressible impact, Oguz-numerical algorithms to solve the Navier-Stokes equations and Thoroddsen-further studies of layer impact. Some papers are in great detail such as Lesser's which is the longest of those involved and others are short notes on new studies.

My interest lies in the numerical approaches for the solutions of the fluid dynamical equations of drop impact. In this regard the later papers especially those of Prosperetti and Oguz, especially, deal with new material clearing up much of the confusion in the plethora of numerical techniques available nowadays.

Note that this book is not a text and is not written in this way, do not expect any such format since all are papers. In other words if you want a general introduction then a couple of papers will concern you but most are very deep analyses of the various phenomena involved, the full research of which is voluminous to say the least. My own PhD review covers most of these areas and itself feels like a book.

The weakest area is still the numerical approaches which because of the various physical scales involve and the presence opf strong discontinuities provides a very challenging mathematical problem indeed, a good deal of which has not been satisfactorily resolved.

A book worth getting for a researcher in the field or a PhD student.


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