Lattice Boltzmann method for dynamic wetting problems

Attar E, Körner C (2009)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2009


Book Volume: 335

Pages Range: 84-93

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.02.055


Wetting is an important phenomenon in many engineering applications. In this study, a new algorithm is presented to simulate 2D dynamic wetting phenomena using the single phase lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). Basis of our method is an additional force at triple points where fluid, gas and wall intersect. This supplementary force, which is treated as a capillary force, is able to simulate the equilibrium and dynamic wetting behavior of liquids. Based on this method, droplet spreading or recoiling on a solid surface and the capillary rise with various wetting properties can be simulated successfully. The results of the simulation are compared with analytical solutions and experiments. Good agreement is achieved for dynamic as well as equilibrium situations. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Attar, E., & Körner, C. (2009). Lattice Boltzmann method for dynamic wetting problems. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 335(1), 84-93.


Attar, Elham, and Carolin Körner. "Lattice Boltzmann method for dynamic wetting problems." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 335.1 (2009): 84-93.

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