A finite element method for capillary surfaces with volume constraints

Ulrich Hornung, Hans Mittelmann

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Capillary surfaces with prescribed volume are determined numerically. The obstacles that confine the given amount of liquid may be planes in space arbitrarily chosen. Parameters of the problem are the Bond number, the contact angle, and the volume. Results for several examples are presented, such as a drop in a corner and on an edge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-136
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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