Interfacial Fluid Mechanics

A Mathematical Modeling Approach

  • Vladimir S.¬†Ajaev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vladimir S. Ajaev
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  3. Vladimir S. Ajaev
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  4. Vladimir S. Ajaev
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  5. Vladimir S. Ajaev
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-213

About this book


Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: A Mathematical Modeling Approach provides an introduction to mathematical models of viscous flow used in rapidly developing fields of microfluidics and microscale heat transfer. The basic physical effects are first introduced in the context of simple configurations and their relative importance in typical microscale applications is discussed. Then,several configurations of importance to microfluidics, most notably thin films/droplets on substrates and confined bubbles, are discussed in detail.  Topics from current research on electrokinetic phenomena, liquid flow near structured solid surfaces, evaporation/condensation, and surfactant phenomena are discussed in the later chapters. This book also:

  •  Discusses mathematical models in the context of actual applications such as electrowetting
  • Includes unique material on fluid flow near structured surfaces and phase change phenomena
  • Shows readers how to solve modeling problems related to microscale multiphase flows

Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: A Mathematical Modeling Approach is an ideal book for applied math or engineering graduate students starting their research work in the field of interfacial fluid mechanics.



Ajaev Electric Field Electrowetting Flow Microfluidics Phase change Surfactant Thin film rupture

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir S.¬†Ajaev
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  1. 1., Department of MathematicsSouthern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA

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