Capillary Rise in a Taylor-Hauksbee Cell with a Tilted Edge

  • A. Jara
  • S. de Santiago
  • F. J. Higuera
  • M. Pliego
  • A. MedinaEmail author
  • C. A. Vargas
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In this work we discuss a series of experiments to get the equilibrium profiles when a viscous liquid rises spontaneously in the wedge-shaped gap between two vertical plates intersecting at a tight angle \(\upalpha \ll 1\). We contrast the differences between the case with vertical edge and those where the aristae is tilted to the vertical. Our theoretical model agrees very well with the experimental data.


Free Surface Vertical Plate Capillary Rise Vertical Edge Pressure Jump 
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AJ and S de S acknowledges to CONACYT for their studentships. AM acknowledges to SIP IPN for their partial support to make this work. Finally, authors acknowledge to Rodrigo Itzcoatl Pliego Suárez for his help in the digital improvement of pictures and schemes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jara
    • 1
  • S. de Santiago
    • 1
  • F. J. Higuera
    • 2
  • M. Pliego
    • 3
  • A. Medina
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. A. Vargas
    • 4
  1. 1.ESIME AzcapotzalcoInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexicoMexico
  2. 2.ETSI AeronáuticosUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Dpto. CB, ITQ Av. Tecnológico Esq. Gral. M. EscobedoQuerétaroMexico
  4. 4.Departamento de Ciencias BásicasUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-AzcapotzalcoMexicoMexico

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