Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Science
Thomas Donnelly (Physics)
We investigate the formation of droplets in a thin liquid film on a solid substrate due to the combined action of surface tension and van der Waals forces. Current models for droplet formation assume that droplets have a shallow profile. By removing that assumption and numerically solving for stable droplet profiles, we have modelled droplets that separate from the substrate on which they sit.
Patil, Anand, "Computational Simulation of Fluid Dynamics in Thin Films" (2001). HMC Senior Theses. 132.