Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 210–217 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of the flow with contact lines

  • Lu Zuowei
  • Cui Guixiang
  • Zhang Zhaoshun


The paper proposes a physical model for the motion of the contact line and the gas-liquid interface. The local motion of the contact line at the solid wall is assumed and the interface between gas and liquid is traced by a level function. The numerically. The motion of the water column in a vertical pipe is computed and the results are in good agreement with experimental data.

Key Words

numerical simulation motion of contact line interface tracking 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu Zuowei
    • 1
  • Cui Guixiang
    • 1
  • Zhang Zhaoshun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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