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Scalings for Droplet Sizes in Shear-Driven Breakup: Non-Microfluidic Ways to Monodisperse Emulsions

V. Cristini1, Y. Renardy2
Department of Biomedical Engineering, 3120 Natural SciencesII, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-2715, USA. E-mail:cristini@math.uci.edu; Fax: 949 824 1727; Tel: 949 824 9132
Department of Mathematics, 460 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123, USA. E-mail: renardyy@math.vt.edu

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2006, 2(2), 77-94. https://doi.org/10.3970/fdmp.2006.002.077

Abstract

We review studies of a drop of viscous liquid, suspended in another liquid, and undergoing breakup in an impulsively started shear flow. Stokes flow conditions as well as the effects of inertia are reported. They reveal a universal scaling for the fragments, which allows one to use sheared emulsions to produce monodispersity as an alternative to microfluidic devices.

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Drop deformation, drop size distribution, numerical methods.

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Cristini, V., Renardy, Y. (2006). Scalings for Droplet Sizes in Shear-Driven Breakup: Non-Microfluidic Ways to Monodisperse Emulsions. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 2(2), 77–94.



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