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Title: 3D loaded foam structures and transport on quasi-1D networks
Author: Embley, Ben
ISNI:       0000 0001 3447 3496
Awarding Body: Manchester University
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis is motivated by a simple idea: the liquid content of a foam, having weight under gravity, can load the structure of bubbles and films that the foam contains. At the simplest level, we can construct a model of a single, loaded channel (called a 'Plateau border') that deforms according to the weight normal to its direction, the liquid content itself resulting from a balance between (tangential) gravity and capillary suction (the 'foam drainage equation'). In this model, only the surface tension of adjoining films supports the applied forces (the 'load').
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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