Carmigniani, R., Lapointe, S., Symon, S., & McKeon, B. J. (2013). Influence of a local change of depth on the behavior of bouncing oil drops. arXiv preprint arXiv:1310.2662.
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The work of Couder et al  (see also Bush et al [3, 4]) inspired consideration of the impact of a submerged obstacle, providing a local change of depth, on the behavior of oil drops in the bouncing regime. In the linked videos, we recreate some of their results for a drop bouncing on a uniform depth bath of the same liquid undergoing vertical oscillations just below the conditions for Faraday instability, and show a range of new behaviors associated with change of depth.
This article accompanies a uid dynamics video entered into the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.
And a very interesting video showing the influence of depth on the trajectory :
Source : http://arxiv.org/src/1310.2662v1/anc/V102356_InfluenceLocalChangeDepth_BouncingDrop.mp4