The impact process of a cylindrical, a spherical and a conical water drop upon a rigid plane is studied with numerical methods. Time variation of drop cross-section, pressure and velocity distribution are presented. The maximum pressure remained at the center of the contact area for the cylindrical drop, but expanded outward with the edge of the contact area for the spherical and conical drops. The peak pressure for both cylindrical and conical drop reached approximately the value predicted by a one-dimensionless analysis. The pattern of pressure distribution on the liquid-solid boundary compared favorably with the existing experimental data.

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