Contact-Line Problems in Fluid Mechanics

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S. H. Davis

Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, The Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. 60201

J. Appl. Mech 50(4b), 977-982 (Dec 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167210 History: Received March 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009


The types of contact-line problems that arise in fluid-dynamical applications are described and classified. Examples of each type are discussed in terms of the boundary conditions that are used and the singular nature of the solutions that emerge.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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