Effect of an electric field on the behavior of a drop moving in a quiescent liquid

Takao Tsukada, Yukihiro Yamamoto, Tetsuya Katayama, Mitsunori Hozawa

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Abstract

A mathematical model for predicting the behavior of a dielectric liquid drop moving in a medium of another dielectric liquid in the presence of a uniform electric field has been developed. It is found that the terminal velocity of the drop is not strongly affected by the strength of electric field at small Reynolds numbers. A wake appears behind the drop due to the hybrid circulations induced by both the gravity and the electric force even at small Reynolds numbers and thus the drop is deformed asymmetrically about the equatorial plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-666
Number of pages5
JournalJOURNAL of CHEMICAL ENGINEERING of JAPAN
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Drop Deformation Electrohydrodynamics Electrostatics
  • Numerical Simulation Finite Element Method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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