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Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder : Variation of the contact angle

By C. Raufaste and S. Cox

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C. Raufaste and S. Cox (2013) Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder: variation of the contact angle, Coll. Surf. A 438: 126-131.We investigate the effects of the contact angle ?w, and the angle of inclination ? on the interaction between an infinite cylinder and a free fluid-fluid interface governed only by its surface tension. We describe a numerical method to calculate the deformation of the interface, and use it to validate a theory for the force on the cylinder based only on knowledge of the interface shape where it meets the cylinder.authorsversionPeer reviewe

Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.12.030
OAI identifier: oai:cadair.aber.ac.uk:2160/13571
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