Accelerations and Terminal Velocities of Raindrops

by Robert B. Banks, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 3, Pg. 527-531

Document Type: Journal Paper


In the proposed experiments, head room in the laboratory is not sufficient for water drops to acquire their terminal velocities. However the information listed appears that drop velocities at the instant of impact can be computed with reasonable study to confirm the validity of the previously-described method of computation.

Subject Headings: Rainfall | Fluid velocity | Head (fluid mechanics) | Settling velocity | Laboratory tests | Computing in civil engineering

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