Equilibrium configurations for a floating drop

dc.contributor.authorElcrat, Alan R.
dc.contributor.authorNeel, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSiegel, David
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-13T21:52:59Z
dc.date.available2013-06-13T21:52:59Z
dc.date.issued2004-12-01
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dc.description.abstractIf a drop of fluid of density ρ1 rests on the surface of a fluid of density ρ2 below a fluid of density ρ0, ρ0 < ρ1 < ρ2, the surface of the drop is made up of a sessile drop and an inverted sessile drop which match an external capillary surface. Solutions of this problem are constructed by matching solutions of the axisymmetric capillary surface equation. For general values of the surface tensions at the common boundaries of the three fluids the surfaces need not be graphs and the profiles of these axisymmetric surfaces are parametrized by their tangent angles. The solutions are obtained by finding the value of the tangent angle for which the three surfaces match. In addition the asymptotic form of the solution is found for small drops.en_US
dc.description.versionPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.citationElcrat, A., R. Neel, et al. (2004). "Equilibrium configurations for a floating drop." Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics 6(4): 405-429.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1422-6928
dc.identifier.issn1422-6952
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5716
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00021-004-0119-5
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBirkhäuser-Verlag, Baselen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics;v.6 no.4
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2004, Birkhäuser-Verlag
dc.subjectCapillary surfaces, floating drop, surface tension.en_US
dc.titleEquilibrium configurations for a floating dropen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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