Splashing of magnetic fluid drops

S. Sudo, K. Tsuyuki, N. Wakamatsu, T. Ikohagi, H. Nishiyama, M. Ohaba

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In this paper the splashing phenomena of magnetic fluid drops on a flat paper surface under applied magnetic fluids was studied experimentally. The drops of magnetic fluid fell on a piece of paper that was bonded to the hard rubber mat. The impact velocity of the drop was varied by the change of the height from which it fell. A permanent magnet and an electromagnet were used to magnetize the magnetic drop. The impact process was observed using a three dimensional motion analysis system. Effects of a magnetic field on the splashing phenomena of a magnetic fluid drop were revealed. It was also found that the number of surface spikes depends on the magnetic field strength and the impact velocity of a drop under a vertical magnetic field to the target plane.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1999 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, FEDSM'99, San Francisco, California, USA, 18-23 July 1999 (CD-ROM)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0791819612
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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