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Effects of Surface Textures on Gravity-Driven Liquid Flow on an Inclined Plate

  • Martin IsozEmail author


Even though free surface flows are of high importance in a number of engineering areas, they still pose a challenging problem from the point of view of Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. In the present work, a Volume-of-fluid (VOF) method-based open source CFD solver, interFoam, is used to study the properties of a gravity-driven liquid flow on an inclined plate with respect to different plate textures. At first, the proposed model was validated against the available experimental data. Then, the effects of three different types of texture on the specific wetted area of the plate were evaluated.



This work was supported by the Centre of Excellence for nonlinear dynamic behaviour of advanced materials in engineering CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000493 (Excellent Research Teams) in the framework of Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Chemistry and Technology in PragueDejviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Thermomechanics of CASLadviCzech Republic

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