|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4994855||1368189||2018||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Drag reducing performance of superhydrophobic granular coatings is studied.
- Effects of microstructural properties on drag reduction are simulated.
- Effects of particles spatial distribution on drag reduction are studied.
- Drag reduction efficiency of granular coatings increases under suction pressure.
- Coatings with lower particle solid volume fractions or higher YLCAs are better.
This work presents a detailed computational study on the role of microstructural properties of a superhydrophobic granular coating on its drag reducing performance. More specifically, the effects of the Young-Laplace contact angle, particle diameter, and solid volume fraction on drag reduction are studied for submerged superhydrophobic granular coatings under negative (suction) and positive hydrostatic pressures. In addition, four different particle arrangements (square, staggered, reticulated, and random) are considered to investigate the effects of particle spatial distribution on coatings' drag reduction performance. This was accomplished by accurately predicting the 3-D shape and surface area of a coating's wetted area fraction, and then by using this information to solve the flow field over the coating in a Couette configuration to obtain its drag reduction efficiency. As expected, it was found that drag reduction performance of submerged superhydrophobic coatings decreases with increasing hydrostatic pressure. However, in contrast to coatings comprised of sharp-edged pores, it was found that drag reduction efficiency of granular coatings monotonically increases with decreasing the pressure when the pressure is negative. It was also found that spatial distribution of the particles has no significant effect on drag reduction. The only exception to this conclusion is the case of coatings with reticulated particle packing. Results of our simulations are compared with available data in the literature and discussed in detail.
Journal: International Journal of Multiphase Flow - Volume 98, January 2018, Pages 128-138