Characteristic lengths at moving contact lines for a perfectly wetting fluid: the influence of speed on the dynamic contact angle

JG Eggers, HA Stone

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Abstract

It is common to relate the dynamic contact angle theta(d) to the relative speed between the substrate and the contact line; theory suggests theta(d)(3) proportional to U. In fact, available physical models show that the dynamic angle involves speed logarithmically and in a model-dependent manner. Experimental data consistent with this interpretation are cited.
Translated title of the contributionCharacteristic lengths at moving contact lines for a perfectly wetting fluid: the influence of speed on the dynamic contact angle
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309 - 321
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume505
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2004

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Press
Other identifier: IDS number 823ZH

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