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Spreading dynamics of drop impacts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 2012

Guillaume Lagubeau
Affiliation:
LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans CEDEX 9, France
Marco A. Fontelos
Affiliation:
Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, (ICMAT, CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), C/ Serrano 123, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Christophe Josserand*
Affiliation:
Institut D’Alembert, CNRS & UPMC (Université Paris 06), UMR 7190, case 162, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
Agnès Maurel
Affiliation:
Institut Langevin, LOA, UMR CNRS 7587, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France
Vincent Pagneux
Affiliation:
LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans CEDEX 9, France
Philippe Petitjeans
Affiliation:
PMMH, UMR CNRS 7636, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France
*
Email address for correspondence: josseran@lmm.jussieu.fr

Abstract

We present an experimental study of drop impact on a solid surface in the spreading regime with no splashing. Using the space–time-resolved Fourier transform profilometry technique, we can follow the evolution of the drop shape during the impact. We show that a self-similar dynamical regime drives the drop spreading until the growth of a viscous boundary layer from the substrate selects a residual minimal film thickness. Finally, we discuss the interplay between capillary and viscous effects in the spreading dynamics, which suggests a pertinent impact parameter.

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