Mathematical modeling of moving contact lines with applications to microscale heat transfer
SMU in Texas, US
Keywords: nonisothermal microscale systems, moving fluid, interfaces
Abstract:In many nonisothermal microscale systems moving fluid interfaces come into apparent contact with confining solid walls, forming the so-called apparent contact lines. Their dynamics is determinedby a complex interplay between viscous flow, evaporation, surface tension, and disjoining pressure effects. Both global shapesof fluid interfaces and the parameters of heat transfer in typicalmicroscale systems depend on the local phenomena taking placenear apparent contact lines. Recent progress in mathematical modeling of apparent contact lines will be discussed in the talk, including comparisons with experiments, molecular dynamics simulations, and new applications related to nanotechnology.