Predictive modelling of liquids spreading on solid surfaces

M. Denesuk, J. P. Cronin, B. J.J. Zelinski, N. J. Kreidl, D. R. Uhlmann

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A liquid spreading model is developed in which surface and gravitational driving energies are balanced against the energy lost through bulk viscous dissipation. Behavior is described in terms only of independently measurable quantities, with no adjustable parameters. Additionally, the model can be used to predict liquid viscosity as a function of spreading behavior. Two different liquid velocity fields are considered, one appropriate for bulk droplet spreading, and the other for thin liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Glasses
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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