Spreading and imbibition of viscous liquid on a porous base

S. H. Davis*, L. M. Hocking

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The competition between the viscous spreading of liquid on a substrate and the absorption by the substrate is studied using several models. The local behaviors near the contact lines, the time scales of droplet spreading and disappearance, and the dependencies on the physical factors that enter are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-57
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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