Introduction

Background

Objectives


Test facility

Measurement techniques


Disintegration regimes

Secondary atomization within the various boiling regimes

Boiling morphology at liquid-solid interface

Heat transfer and droplet dynamics on surface enhanced surfaces






 

 
Dynamics of impacting droplets

micro nano engineering
   

  Publications


Peer reviewed journals

“Development of empirical correlations to predict the secondary droplet size of impacting boiling droplets” (2008). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira. Submitted to Experiments in Fluids.

“Secondary atomization of water and isooctane drops impinging onto tilted heated surfaces” (2007). A. L. N. Moreira, A. S. Moita, E. Cossali, M. Marengo and M. Santini. Experiments in Fluids, 43:297-313.

“Drop Impacts onto Cold and Heated Rigid Surfaces: morphological comparisons, disintegration limits and secondary atomization” (2007), A. S. H. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 20:2175-2183.

“Experimental study on fuel drop impacts onto rigid surfaces: Morphological comparisons, disintegration limits and secondary atomization” (2007). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31:2175-2183.

“The interaction of fuel droplets with heated interposed surfaces in IC engines. A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira. SAE Technical Paper Series, No. 2005-24-084.

“The deformation of single droplets impacting onto a flat surface” (2002), A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira. SAE 2002 Transactions, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pp. 1477 – 1489.

International conferences

“Development of an empirical correlation to predict secondary atomization of impacting boiling droplets” (2008). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira. 14th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Boiling morphology and heat removal of impinging coolant droplets” (2008). 22nd European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Como Lake, Italy.

“Thermal induced atomization and heat transfer in drop impacts against surface enhanced targets” (2007). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 21st Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Mugla, Turkey.

“Characterization of hydrodynamics and heat-transfer processes of drop impacts against surface enhanced heated targets as an application to microelectromechanical cooling devices” (2007). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 31st International Conference on Multiphase Flow ICMF 2007, Leipzig, Germany.

“Experimental characterization of droplet break-up from impacts onto hot metallic surfaces” (2006). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 12th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, Göttingen, Germany.

“Experimental study on fuel drop impacts onto rigid surfaces: Morphological comparisons, disintegration limits and secondary atomization” (2006). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 31st International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany.

“Secondary atomization of drop impactions onto heated inclined surfaces” (2006).A. L. Moreira, A. S. Moita, G. E. Cossali, M. Marengo and M. Santini, 13th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Experimental characterization of disintegration of fuel droplets impacting onto cold and heated surfaces” (2006). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 10th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Kyoto,Japan.

“The interaction of Fuel Droplets with heated interposed susrfaces in IC Engines” (2005). A. S. Moita and A. L. Moreira, 7th International Conference on Engines for Automobile, SAE-ICE 2005, Capri, Italy.

“The combined effects of surface topography and heat transfer on droplet/wall interaction mechanisms” (2005), A. S. Moita and A. L. Moreira, 20th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, pp.431-436, Orléans, France.

“Influence of Surface Properties on the Dynamic Behaviour of Impacting Droplets” (2003), A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 9th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Sorrento, Italy.

“Experiments on impinging intermittent sprays: dynamic behaviour of impact” (2003). A. L. N. Moreira, A. S. Moita and M. R. Panão. III Congresso Luso – Moçambicano de Engenharia, Maputo, Moçambique.

“The deformation of single droplets impacting onto a flat surface” (2002). A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, SAE Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & exhibition, San Diego, California, USA.

“The dynamic behaviour of single droplets impacting onto flat surfaces” (2002), A. S. Moita and A. L. N. Moreira, 18th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, pp. 157 – 164, Zaragoza, Spain.