On the lifetimes of evaporating droplets

Jutta M. Stauber, Stephen Wilson, Brian Duffy, K. Sefiane

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Abstract

The complete description of the lifetime of a droplet on a solid substrate evaporating in a 'stick–slide' mode is obtained. The unexpectedly subtle relationship between the lifetime of such a droplet and the lifetimes of initially identical droplets evaporating in the extreme modes (namely the constant contact radius and constant contact angle modes) is described and summarised in an appropriate master diagram. In particular, it is shown that the lifetime of a droplet is not, in general, constrained by the lifetimes of the extreme modes.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume744
Issue numberR2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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Droplet
Lifetime
life (durability)
Extremes
Contacts (fluid mechanics)
Contact Angle
Contact angle
chutes
Diagram
diagrams
Radius
Substrate
Contact
Substrates
radii

Keywords

  • condensation/evaporation
  • phase change
  • droplets

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Stauber, Jutta M. ; Wilson, Stephen ; Duffy, Brian ; Sefiane, K. / On the lifetimes of evaporating droplets. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2014 ; Vol. 744, No. R2. pp. 1-12.
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