Stéphane Zaleski: Dynamic contact lines: computing flows with the Volume-Of-Fluid method
Abstract: Dynamic Contact Lines are moving lines at which two fluids (eg air and water) and a solid meet. They offer longstanding paradoxes in the theory of continuum mechanics. I describe some aspects of their computation: a curtain-coating numerical experiment, a withdrawing plate, and a droplet between parallel plates. All computations are done using Volume-Of-Fluid methods on octree grids, and comparisons with phase field and molecular dynamics approaches performed in collaboration with KTH, Stockholm.
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