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Droplet Wetting and Evaporation

From Pure to Complex Fluids

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.

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

Hardbound, 464 Pages

Published: May 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800722-8


  • Section 1: Wetting and spreading
    1. Liquid Spreading
    2. Contact angle
    3. Triple line motion
    4. Precursor films
    5. Superamphiphobic surfaces
    6. Superspreading
    7. Ledeinfrost drops
    Section 2: Heat and mass transfer
    8. Pure diffusion
    9. Convection
    10. Liquid and vapour properties
    11. Solid substrate heat properties
    12. Soft substrates
    13. Soluble substrates
    14. Droplets on liquid interfaces
    15.Radiative heat Transfer in Droplets
    Section 3: Flow instabilities
    16. Flow Stability
    17. Thermal Origins
    18. Hyrdrothermal waves
    Section 4: Complex Fluids Drying
    19. Droplets of colloids
    20. Droplets of ionic solutions
    21. Droplets with surfactants
    22. Droplets of polymers
    23. Droplets of biological fluids
    24. Complex Fluids Droplets in Leidenfrost
    Section 5: External Forces Influence
    25. Gravity
    26. Oscillating/Vibrating surfaces
    27. Electric forces


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