|This is an oil Volume fraction from 0 to 1. Notice that this is the area|
of the entire top plate because it also includes air in its area calculation.
|This is an impingement area where the Volume Fraction cut off is a 0.05, or 5%.|
After doing much more analysis concerning the VF cut off point, we decided that a cut off point of 5% would be optimal as it not only clips out the air from calculations, but it also contains the bulk of the oil.
In other news, we're also investigating the formation of a stream on our 3.64m/s case. Below is an image of a drip that is not quite a stream yet. We're refining the mesh here and continuing this simulation to see if indeed a full-fledged stream forms.
|A prettier, side angle view that shows the early formation of a stream.|