Simulation of capillary flow with a dynamic contact angle

S. van Mourik, A.E.P. Veldman, M.E. Dreyer

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A number of theoretical and empirical dynamic contact angle (DCA) models have been tested in a numerical simulation of liquid reorientation in microgravity for which experimental validation data are available. It is observed that the DCA can have a large influence on liquid dynamics in microgravity. Correct modelling of the DCA is found to be essential for realistic numerical simulation, and hysteresis effects cannot be ignored.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)87-94
JournalMicrogravity science and technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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