Capillary rise of air-water-solid systems have been recorded with high-speed video. Glass and metal have been used as the solid phase, and the dynamic shape of the meniscus and contact angle have been characterized. The advancing and receding contact angle is of interest in computational simulations of boiling flow, and the present visualizations attempt to quantify the dynamic aspects of contact line motion. The centroid of the capillary meniscus has been tracked in order to determine the force at the contact line based on a force balance of the elevated fluid phase. The solid phase is raised and lowered in the fluid at different rates to observe advancing and receding contact lines.
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Visualization of Dynamic Contact Angle
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Field, BS. "Visualization of Dynamic Contact Angle." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Heat and Mass Transfer in Fire and Combustion; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V002T07A048. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17512
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