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A Phase Field Approach to Wetting and Contact Angle Hysteresis Phenomena

  • Antonio DeSimone
  • Livio Fedeli
  • Alessandro Turco
Conference paper
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 21)

Abstract

We discuss a phase field model for the numerical simulation of contact angle hysteresis phenomena in wetting. The performance of the model is assessed by comparing its predictions with experimental data on the critical size of drops that can stick on a vertical glass plate.

Keywords

Contact Angle Contact Line Critical Volume Contact Angle Hysteresis Recede Contact Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio DeSimone
    • 1
  • Livio Fedeli
    • 1
  • Alessandro Turco
    • 1
  1. 1.SISSA – International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly

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