When is it energetically favorable for a rivulet of perfectly wetting fluid to split?

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Abstract

We determine when it is energetically favorable for a thin rivulet of perfectly wetting fluid (i.e., a thin rivulet with zero contact angle) on the underside of a planar substrate to split into two or more subrivulets.
Original languageEnglish
Article number078104
Number of pages0
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005

Keywords

  • rivulet
  • wetting fluid
  • fluid physics

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