Predicting evaporation rates of droplet arrays

Fairhurst, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-5311-0762, 2022. Predicting evaporation rates of droplet arrays. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 934: F1. ISSN 0022-1120

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The evaporation of multiple sessile droplets is both scientifically interesting and practically important, occurring in many natural and industrial applications. Although there are simple analytic expressions to predict evaporation rates of single droplets, there are no such frameworks for general configurations of droplets of arbitrary size, contact angle or spacing. However, a recent theoretical contribution by Masoud, Howell & Stone (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 927, 2021, R4) shows how considerable insight can be gained into the evaporation of arbitrary configurations of droplets without having either to obtain the solution for the concentration of vapour in the atmosphere or to perform direct numerical simulations of the full problem. The theoretical predictions show excellent agreement with simulations for all configurations, only deviating by 25 % for the most confined droplets.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Creators: Fairhurst, D.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 10 March 2022
Volume: 934
ISSN: 0022-1120
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 Feb 2022 09:02
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 03:00

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