Dynamic modelling of the deformed contact line under partial wetting conditions: Quasi-static approach
Institute of Mechanics-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St. 4, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
2 ESEME, Service des Basses Températures, CEA-Grenoble, France
3 PMMH, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 5, France
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We study numerically the motion of contact lines in the context of the “Wilhelmy plate" experiment: a vertical solid plate is withdrawn at constant velocity from a bath of liquid. We apply the contact line dissipation quasi-static model to the relaxation of an initially periodically deformed contact line. The obtained numerical data are compared to the experimental results  showing a good agreement.
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