Develop a completely new physical theory of behaviour of liquid droplets on soft solids taking into account the surface forces action and contact angle hysteresis.
- Supervisor: Victor Starov
Employ a centrifugal technique capable of imparting well-controlled simultaneous tangential and normal body forces to study the dynamics of liquids spreading onto complex solid substrates. Hereby a combination of tangential and normal forces will be employed
Model for spreading of rheologically complex fluids on a morphologically structured, rough or porous substrate. The aim of the study is the predictions of the kinematics liquid spreading and receding (in particular caused by drop impact or dip coating), description of the mass transport inside the drop. This WP serves as a theoretical support of the experimental work packages from the Areas A and B