<< at all times, the rim thickness is governed by a local instantaneous Bond number equal to unity, defined with the instantaneous, local, unsteady rim acceleration. This criterion is found to be robust and universal for a family of unsteady inviscid fluid sheet fragmentation phenomena, from impacts of drops on various surface geometries to impacts on films >>
Wang Y, Dandekar R, et al. Universal Rim Thickness in Unsteady Sheet Fragmentation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 204503. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.204503. May 16, 2018.
<< Because all these features change constantly over a short period of time, extracting high-accuracy, unbiased measurements in the data is quite tricky (..) Classical algorithms are unable to capture all of these details >> Lydia Bourouiba.
<< In contrast, her team’s algorithms can automatically discern a splashing droplet’s rim and distinguish it from the smaller droplets that spray out from the rim, and the ligaments that form around the rim >>
Jennifer Chu. New theory describes intricacies of a splashing droplet. MIT. May 17, 2018.