Contact Line Motion with Level Sets

Catherine Norman, Northwestern University

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The motion of a contact line between two fluids and a solid surface is being investigated. The full Navier-Stokes equations are solved to determine fluid motion and the interface is moved with the level-set method. A variety of problems including bubbles rising and attaching to walls, drops sliding along walls, and fluids in a shear flow between moving plates, are currently under investigation. This poster will highlight some recent results.

Abstract Author(s): Catherine Norman