MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 275, 20191st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials (ACEM1) and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures (SBMS1) (ACEM2018 and SBMS1)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Bio-composite Materials and Structures|
|Published online||13 March 2019|
CFD Study on Effects of Geometric Shape and Surface Hydrophilicity and Hydrophobicity on the Drainage Capacity of Plant Leaves
1 School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Beihang University, 37 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100191, China
2 Kim Chaek Univercity of Technology, Pyongyang 999093, DPR of Korea
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The photosynthesis process of plant requires fast removal of surface contaminant of leaves. The removal of surface contaminants is highly related to the drainage capacity of the leaf. This paper conducted a comprehensive study on the drainage capacity of plant leaves. The effects of both leaf shape and leaf hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity are investigated. This paper uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology to simulate the drainage process of plant leaves. The numerical simulation results indicate that hydrophilic leaves requires the sharp parts on the edges to remove the water. On the other hand, the drainage capacity of hydrophobic leaves is independent of the shape of the leaves.
Key words: CFD / Drainage capacity / Leaf / Geometry / Hydrophilicity / Hydrophobicity
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