Fluid Mechanics

SPACE-BASED DROPLET DYNAMICS LESSONS?

Droplets in space can grow freakishly large and bounce off nonwetting surfaces in truly unearthly ways. Astronauts frequently encounter huge droplets, and Scott Kelly recently demonstrated their unusual behavior aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via water balls and a hydrophobic (water repellant) ping pong paddle. To explore the dynamics of these gigantic droplets, a […]

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