Application of large elastic deformation theory to the calculation of liquid drop shapes of some polymers

  • Xavier J. R. Avula


Boundary tension is the best known property of liquid surfaces. This property is of outstanding importance in the phenomenon of adhesion which is an interdisciplinary subject involving surface chemistry, rheology, polymer physics, and fracture mechanics. Adhesion plays an important role in various industrial applications such as in packaging, construction and manufacturing. Also, the behavior of solder and printing inks in their respective practical applications is influenced by boundary tension.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier J. R. Avula
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  1. 1.Dept. of Engineering MechanicsUniversity of Missouri-RollaRollaUSA

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