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Title: Sliding fluid droplets and films : wetting and spreading using lubrication
Author: Ziegler, Johanna
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 4196
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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This work is concerned with thin layers of fluid on an inclined, flat, solid substrate. and the movement of solid-liquid-air contact lines under the action of gravity. We consider two-dimensional, axisymmetric and three-dimensional geometries. Using lubrication theory to simulate the movement of the fluid and contact lines numerically, we investigate the dependence of the running speed on parameters such as the plate inclination and microscopic slip length. We also find the shape of the free surface of the fluid, as well as the shape of the boundary line (in the three-dimensional case) and can compare these to experimental finding.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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