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Old   August 31, 2012, 05:20
Default Stopping Droplets from merging
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Hello OpenFoam Users,

I am trying to simulate (using InterFoam) the droplet formation (which works fine) and then to send them through a microfluidic assemby with "shift register".

As shown in the video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KhIjcxgnkk

The problem is in all my cases the droplets merge with each other. Can someone explain me a way, such that I can prevent the droplet merging when they come close to each other? The surface is stabilized by the fluorocarbons present in the droplets.


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Old   September 3, 2012, 06:45
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Hello OpenFoamers,

It will be of great help if you suggest me some way to solve this problem.

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Old   September 7, 2012, 09:36
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Hi Abhishek,

I don't think you can prevent merging in interFOAM or any other interface-tracking methods. One think you might give a try is interTrackFOAM but I am not sure if it will solve your problem.

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