Simple Models for Coalescence of Fluid Droplets

  • P. Meakin
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 52)


A variety of models involving the coalescence of D dimensional hyper-spherical droplets in or on d dimensional substrates have been explored using computer simulations. In all cases, the simulation results can be understood in terms of simple scaling and/or statistical models. Consequently, exact but nonrigorous values for the exponents that describe the scaling behavior have been obtained as a function of D and d. These exponents are found to be universal (insensitive to model details) so that the results described here may be relevant to real systems that are not described in full detail by the models.


Droplet Size Small Droplet Large Droplet Droplet Size Distribution Coalescence Process 
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  • P. Meakin
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  1. 1.Central Research and Development DepartmentE.I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyWilmingtonUSA

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