Distortion of a Splashing Liquid Drop

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Science  04 Aug 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3788, pp. 547-550
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3788.547


The low-speed splash of a drop of liquid into a pool can result in a surprisingly complicated flow pattern, apparently not detected by previous experiments or theories. We examined the dynamics of this process by high-speed computer, obtaining a series of configuration plots at various stages of the splash.