Numerical simulations of measurements of capillary contact angles

G. Bellettini, Maurizio Paolini, Giovanni Bellettini

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In a recent paper, Fischer and Finn have proposed a procedure to improve the accuracy in the measurament of capillary contact angles, based on the use of vessels with canonical cross-sections. We simulate numerically the behaviour of such shapes for a number of cross-sections and fluid contact angles. Our approximation consists of the minimization of a suitable convex functional discretized by finite elements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-178
Number of pages14
JournalIMA Journal of Numerical Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • capillarity
  • convex minimization
  • prescribed curvature


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