MENU

You are here

Mathematical and numerical approaches to moving contact lines

Dirk Peschka
Institution: 
WIAS, Berlin
Location: 
A-004
Schedule: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 15:00
Abstract: 

In this talk I will discuss a variational approach to the free boundary problem of fluid motion over a planar solid or over soft liquid substrates in the framework of thin-film type models. The particular focus of my talk will be the treatment of contact line motion. As a particular example I will consider dewetting flows, where uniform layers of a fluid retract from the underlying substrate due to a driving surface energy. For these examples qualitative and quantitative comparisons with experiments will be presented.

Sign in