Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Behaviour of free falling viscoelastic liquid jets
Christophe Tirel, Marie-Charlotte Renoult, Christophe Dumouchel, Jean-Bernard Blaisot

Last modified: 18-07-2017


In a recent work, a protocol to measure the relaxation time of dilute polymer solutions, known to be challenging,has been established [1]. This protocol is based on a 2D multi-scale description of free-falling low velocity viscoelastic liquid jets. Although the relaxation time reached an asymptotic value for high jet velocities, a significant dependence with the jet velocity is observed for low velocities. The present work reconsiders these previous experimental data using a 3D multi-scale analysis in order to identify the origin of the dependence between the relaxation time and the jet velocity. The 3D analysis demonstrates the importance of a velocity–dependent coalescence mechanism in the jet behaviour. Thanks to a simple model of jet deformation it is demonstrated that this coalescence mechanism prevents the elasto-capillary contraction of the smallest scales from occurring whenthe jet velocity is reduced.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4700

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