Profiles of Liquid Droplets on Solid Plates in Gravitational and Centrifugal Fields
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A theoretical and experimental study is conducted to investigate the three-dimensional surface profile of a liquid droplet on a solid surface in the gravitational and centrifugal fields. Based on the behavior of the droplet, the profile of the contact line on the solid surface was assumed as a circle and an ellipse. The three-dimensional Laplace equation was simplified into an ordinary differential equation to calculate the profile of the droplet. The theoretical profiles agreed well with experimental ones for some test liquids and solid plates.
- Proceedings of the Japan Society for Photoelasticity
Proceedings of the Japan Society for Photoelasticity 8, 49-54, 2008-06-25
The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics