Splash of a Waterdrop at Terminal Velocity

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Science  25 Sep 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3952, pp. 1311-1312
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3952.1311


High-speed movies of splash formation caused by waterdrop impact at terminal velocity in thin water layers show that splash size increases with drop size. For increasing water depth, splash size increases to a maximum at a depth of one-third drop diameter; splash size then decreases to a constant size for depths greater than three drop diameters.

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