Numerical Analysis on Droplet Deformation and Breakup in High Gravity Field
Research slope stability under rainfall condition in geotechnical centrifuge is an ideal test method, however, the influence of high centrifugal force field produced by running geotechnical centrifuge cannot be neglected. Droplet deformation and breakup under different gravity and of different diameters were studied with VOF method, the results shows that the process of droplet deformation and breakup is similar under condition of different g-value and diameters, droplet breakup in a very short time in high gravity field, and with the increase of g-value, the breakup time of droplet became shorter, with the increase of droplet diameter, the breakup time of droplet became longer under same gravity acceleration. Studies in this paper have important significance in developing geotechnical centrifuge artificial rainfall equipment.
J. D. Li et al., "Numerical Analysis on Droplet Deformation and Breakup in High Gravity Field", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 624, pp. 276-279, 2014