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Droplet Dynamics Under Extreme Ambient Conditions

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  • Presents fundamental droplet processes under extreme ambient conditions.
  • Provides a better physical understanding of essential processes leading to improved prediction of larger systems.
  • Summarizes the results of a common research project initiated in 2010
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Part of the book series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications (FMIA, volume 124)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)


About this book

This open access book presents the main results of the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 75, which spanned the period from 2010 to 2022. Scientists from a variety of disciplines, ranging from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and electrical engineering to chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and visualization, worked together toward the overarching goal of SFB-TRR 75, to gain a deep physical understanding of fundamental droplet processes, especially those that occur under extreme ambient conditions. These are, for example, near critical thermodynamic conditions, processes at very low temperatures, under the influence of strong electric fields, or in situations with extreme gradients of boundary conditions. The fundamental understanding is a prerequisite for the prediction and optimisation of engineering systems with droplets and sprays, as well as for the prediction of droplet-related phenomena in nature.

The book includes results from experimental investigations aswell as new analytical and numerical descriptions on different spatial and temporal scales. The contents of the book have been organised according to methodological fundamentals, phenomena associated with free single drops, drop clusters and sprays, and drop and spray phenomena involving wall interactions.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

    Kathrin Schulte, Bernhard Weigand

  • Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

    Cameron Tropea

About the editors

Kathrin Schulte received her PhD in aerospace engineering. Her research focuses on droplet dynamics.

Prof. Tropea, now retired, has pursued research in the fields of Atomization and Sprays, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Wetting Phenomena and Measurement Techniques in Fluids Mechanics. He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the SpringerNature journal Experiments in Fluids.

Prof. Weigand is the head of the institute of aerospace thermodynamics. His research is focused on droplet dynamics, atomization and sprays and heat transfer. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Droplet Dynamics Under Extreme Ambient Conditions

  • Editors: Kathrin Schulte, Cameron Tropea, Bernhard Weigand

  • Series Title: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-09007-3Published: 31 August 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-09010-3Published: 31 August 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-09008-0Published: 30 August 2022

  • Series ISSN: 0926-5112

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0056

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 372

  • Number of Illustrations: 44 b/w illustrations, 163 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Fluid Dynamics

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