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Coalescence dynamics of a compound drop on a deep liquid pool

  • Hiranya Deka (a1), Gautam Biswas (a1), Kirti Chandra Sahu (a2), Yash Kulkarni (a1) and Amaresh Dalal (a1)...

Abstract

The partial coalescence dynamics of a compound drop in a liquid pool is numerically investigated. We study the effect of the ratio of the inner to outer radii $(R_{r})$ of the compound drop while maintaining a constant liquid volume in the outer shell of the compound droplet. It is observed that for small values of the radius ratio, the coalescence dynamics is similar to that of a ‘simple’ drop, but the partial coalescence is suppressed for large values of $R_{r}$ . Increasing the value of $R_{r}$ decreases the distance migrated by the inner bubble in the downward direction inside the pool. The location of the bubble after coalescence is found to play an important role in the pinch-off process of the satellite drop. The influence of the governing dimensionless parameters on the coalescence dynamics has also been investigated.

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