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Title: Possibility of different time scales in the capillary rise around a fiber
Authors: Seveno, David ×
De Coninck, Joël #
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Langmuir vol:20 issue:3 pages:737-742
Abstract: By molecular modeling simulations, we study the dynamics of the rise of a meniscus on the outside of a fiber. We develop methods to measure simultaneously the height of the liquid interface and the contact angle versus time. We observe that in the complete wetting case (with an equilibrium contact angle equal to zero), the dynamic contact angle theta(t) behaves asymptotically as t(-1) contrary to some experimental results where one observes t(-1/2) instead. Using the combined model describing the dynamics of wetting, we predict that there are two different time scale behaviors within this process related to the two dissipation channels: friction between the liquid and the solid, leading to t(-1), and hydrodynamics, leading to t(-1/2). Using this approach, we find that the maximal speed of spreading on a fiber is a nonmonotonic function of the equilibrium contact angle.
ISSN: 0743-7463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing
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