Dripping and jetting in coflowing liquid streams

Siu Long Lei, Xiaoping Wang

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Drop formation and dripping and jetting phenomena occur in an extremely large variety of situation, spanning a broad range of physical length scales. In this paper, we study the dynamics of dripping-to-jetting transition for two immiscible coflowing liquid streams numerically. Two different classes of transition are identified. In both cases, nonlinear dynamical phenomena such as period doubling and chaos are observed between simple dripping and jetting. Extensive numerical calculations show that the first class of dripping-to-jetting transition is determined by the Weber number of the inner fluid Win, and the second class of dripping-to-jetting transition is controlled by capillary number of the outer fluid Cout. © 2011 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Adaptive Data Analysis
PublisherWorld Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Number of pages22
StatePublished - Nov 20 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-07-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): SA-C0040/UK-C0016
Acknowledgements: This research was based on work supported in part by award number SA-C0040/UK-C0016, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Hong Kong RGC-CERG grants 603107 and 604209, the National Basic Research Program of China under the project of 2009CB623200.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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