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Droplet Wetting and Evaporation

Droplet Wetting and Evaporation: From Pure to Complex Fluids provides engineers, students and researchers with the first comprehensive guide to the theory and applications of droplet wetting and evaporation.
Beginning with an accessible summary of the relevant theoretical background, the book moves on to consider specific aspects such as heat transfer, flow instabilities, and the drying of complex fluid droplets, with each chapter covering the principles of the subject alongside corresponding practical issues and problems.
Covering a broad range of domains, from aerospace and materials to biomedical applications, Droplet Wetting and Evaporation brings together important results, challenges and approaches from the different communities leading the way in droplet research and development.

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

Hardbound, 256 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800722-8


  • 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: Thermal and solutal 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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