The maximum contact angle at the rim of a heavy floating disk

Todd I. Hesla, Daniel D. Joseph

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Abstract

We give a simple mathematical argument that as the weight of a floating disk is gradually increased, the maximum contact angle at its sharp rim which is attained before the disk sinks is greater than 90°, and present numerical results which support this conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Volume279
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

Keywords

  • Contact angle
  • Floating
  • Sharp edge
  • Surface tension

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