Modelling Macroscopic Phenomena at Liquid Boundaries

  • W. Kosinski
  • A. I. Murdoch

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 318)

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About this book


Currently much research is being undertaken, within a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines, on macroscopic phenomena associated with liquid boundaries. This volume contains articles which address the modelling of such phenomena from a variety of viewpoints. These works serve to acquaint the reader with the range of macroscopic behaviour which can occur at liquid boundaries, to indicate various aproaches to relevant continuum descriptions and the difficulties of modelling non-equilibrium situations, to demonstrate applications of continuum models to the solution of practical problems, and to convey due appreciation of experimental aspects of the subject. The specific topics addressed are phenomenological approaches to fluid-flute interfaces and the physical interpretation of associated concepts and quantities, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical physics of liquid-vapour interfaces, the physics of ice-water phase-change surfaces, and the prediction of static and dynamic contact angles, wetting and spreading.


behavior dynamics equilibrium experiment phase physics solution statistical physics thermodynamics water

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Kosinski
    • 1
  • A. I. Murdoch
    • 2
  1. 1.IPPT-PANWarsawPoland
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82327-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2612-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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