The dynamics of viscous droplets near solid surfaces, especially micro-textured surfaces, and the interaction between them are of great importance in industrial applications, biochemical processes, and fundamental materials research on surface wettability. In this work, a three-dimensional spectral boundary element method has been employed to investigate the dynamics of a viscous droplet falling under gravity influence to micro-textured solid surfaces. The droplet size, in this study, is comparable to the size of the surface texture. The influences of the Bond number, relative size of the droplet with respect to the surface features, and the topological characteristics of the substrate on the droplet motion and deformation are investigated. The stress exerted on the substrate due to droplet motion is also explored.
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Viscous Droplet Interaction With Micro-Textured Solid Surfaces
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Beussman, KM, & Wang, Y. "Viscous Droplet Interaction With Micro-Textured Solid Surfaces." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Advances in Fluids Engineering Education; Turbomachinery Flow Predictions and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Droplet-Surface Interactions; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES, and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01AT05A012. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-22108
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