71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

P0037: Wettability of a Vibrating Surface

  • Nicolas Candia-Muñoz, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Luis Gaete-Garretón, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Yolanda Vargas-Hernández, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Josue Meneses-Díaz, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2018.GFM.P0037

A water droplet in contact with a solid surface gets an equilibrium shape that depends on its wettability, that is, the interaction between the three interfaces involved; solid-liquid, liquid-vapor and solid-vapor. We have found that if the surface vibrates vertically, the water droplet increases its wettability on the solid surface.

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