Discrete Mechanics of Capillary Bridges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785480683

Discrete Mechanics of Capillary Bridges

1st Edition

Authors: Gerard Gagneux Olivier Millet
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785480683
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2018
Page Count: 200
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Discrete Mechanics of Capillary Bridges proposes an original resolution of Young-Laplace equations applied in capillary bridges from an inverse problem. It establishes a simple, but explicit, criterion based on the observation of the contact point, the wetting angle, and the gorge radius to classify, in an exhaustive way, the nature of the resulting capillary bridges. The binding forces, areas and volumes may also be calculated analytically.

Key Features

  • Clarifies the classification of capillary bridges existing in the literature
  • Provides an accurate method of identifying the shape of the meridian associated to an explicit parameterization
  • Proposes a complete study of stability based on the second variation criterion
  • Establishes a simple criterion of classification of capillary bridges based on observation of the contact point, the wetting angle and gorge radius


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Table of Contents

  1. History and general introduction
    2. Recall on Young Laplace equation
    3. Static liquid bridges of revolution: the general case
    4. Static bridges of revolution between two spheres
    5. The particular case of plates and cylinders
    6. General study of stability
    7. Experiments and identification of capillary bridges


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About the Author

Gerard Gagneux

Gérard Gagneux was a Professor at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour and is now a Professor at the University La Rochelle in France

Affiliations and Expertise

LaSIE, UMR-CNRS 7356, Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France

Olivier Millet

Olivier Millet is Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering at La Rochelle University in France. Until recently, he was the head of MeGe GDR.

Affiliations and Expertise

La Rochelle University, France

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