Visualization of the impact of water drops on a hot surface: Effect of drop velocity and surface inclination

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The behaviour of one drop impinging on a hot surface by varying the surface temperature, the drop velocity and the position of the surface (horizontal and a inclined 45°) both at a temperature below and above the Leidenfrost temperature has been experimentally evaluated, estimating the temperature at which the drop rebounds. A large influence on the drop velocity has been evidenced. The inclination of the surface decreases the critical value of the temperature above which the surface is not rewetted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885 - 890
Number of pages6
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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