Data for: Dynamic scenario simulation of dropwise condensation on a structured superhydrophobic surface with droplet jumping

Published: 22 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fgvhykmf9c.1
Hao Wang, Kaixin Meng


The simulation has well reproduced the condensing process on a vertical surface. The droplets are growing and coalescing with neighbors. The coalescence and jumping are shown. Those jumping ones leave blank areas on the surface where new droplets then nucleate and grow up and then coalesce again. Some coalescence pairs don’t meet the criteria and cannot jump. Quite a few droplets are always more than 1.5 times larger than their small neighbors, therefore they keep “eating” their neighbors and grow up. The gravity removal of big droplets, as well as its sweeping to the downstream, is reproduced well as shown in Video 2.



Hydrophobicity, Condensation, Phase Change, Nanowires