BTech (IIT Kanpur), MS (Vanderbilt), PhD (Cornell), Wallace G. Chalmers Chair of Engineering Design
Experiments are being conducted to measure the heat transfer between heated solid surfaces and impinging liquid droplets and sprays. Measurements are made of droplet evaporation rates and surface temperature variation. The dynamics of impact of a single droplet are photographed. Droplets of water, hydrocarbons, and liquid nitrogen have been studied.