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Droplets Wetting and Evaporation

Droplet Wetting and Evaporation provides engineers, students, and researchers with the first comprehensive guide to the theory and applications of droplet wetting and evaporation.

Beginning with a relevant theoretical background, the book moves on to consider specific aspects, including heat transfer, flow instabilities, and the drying of complex fluid droplets.

Each chapter covers the principles of the subject, addressing corresponding practical issues and problems.

The text is ideal for a broad range of domains, from aerospace and materials, to biomedical applications, comprehensively relaying the challenges and approaches from the different communities leading the way in droplet research and development.

Audience
Engineers, researchers and graduate students of mechanical, chemical and biomedical engineering working on droplet problems and applications.

Hardbound, 256 Pages

Published: June 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800722-8

Contents

  • 1: Wetting and spreading
    1.1: Drop spreading
    1.2: Equilibrium contact angle and hysteresis
    1.3: Triple line motion
    1.4: Precursor films
    1.5: Superamphiphobic surfaces
    1.6: Superspreading
    1.7: Ledeinfrost droplets
    2: Heat and mass transfer
    2.1: Pure diffusion
    2.2: Convection
    2.3: Liquid and vapour heat properties
    2.4: Solid substrate heat properties
    2.5: Soft/soluble substrates
    3: Flow instabilities
    3.1: Stability chart
    3.2: Internal flow instabilities
    3.3: External flow instabilities
    4: Complex fluid droplets drying
    4.1: Drop of colloids
    4.2: Drop of solutions (ions)
    4.3: Drop of polymers
    4.4: Drop of biological fluids
    5: Volumic forces influence on droplets
    5.1: Gravity
    5.2: Surfaces in motion
    5.3: Electric/magnetic forces

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