Contact line motion for partially wetting fluids

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We study the flow close to an advancing contact line in the limit of a small capillary number. To take into account wetting effects, both long- and short-ranged contributions to the disjoining pressure are taken into account. In front of the contact line, there is a microscopic film corresponding to a minimum of the interaction potential. We compute the parameters of the contact line solution relevant to the matching to a macroscopic problem, for example, a spreading droplet. The result closely resembles previous results obtained with a slip model.
Translated title of the contributionContact line motion for partially wetting fluids
Original languageEnglish
Article numberArt. No. 061605, Part 1
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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Publisher: American Physical Soc
Other identifier: IDS Number: 008TY


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