High speed camera investigation of the impingement of single water droplets on oxidized high temperature surfaces

El Sayed R. Negeed, S. Hidaka, M. Kohno, Y. Takata

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This study investigates the influence of oxide layer over the hot surfaces on the behavior of single droplets impacting the high temperature surfaces using high speed camera. In the present work, an experimental apparatus was installed where direct contact between mono-dispersed water droplet and solid hot surface in the presence of different values of oxide layer (4.5, 6.7, 9.4 and 12.6 μm) over the hot surface was experimentally investigated. The droplets size and its velocity were controlled independently. The results presented the effects of surface oxide layer, droplet velocity, droplet size and surface superheating on the hot solid-liquid contact wettability time and on the maximum droplet spread diameter on the hot surface. Empirical correlations are presented describing the hydrodynamic characteristics of an individual droplet impinging on a heated surface and concealing the affecting parameters for surface oxidation phenomena in such process. Also, the comparison between the obtained results at oxidation phenomena and the results due to others at non oxidation phenomena shows the effect of surface oxidation phenomena on the behavior of single droplet impacting the high temperature surface. These experimental observations provide the validation data required for multi-phase modeling of these phenomena by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) (e.g. Volume of Fluid (VOF) modeling) methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Thermal Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)


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