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MiS Preprint

Floating Bodies Subject To Capillary Attractions

Robert Finn


Admissible shapes of bodies are characterized, according to the range of configurations in which the body can be made to float in a bath with horizontal surface, in the presence of capillary attractions. This is an expanded version of a paper in the MIS preprint series of 2006, with the same author and title.

Nov 5, 2007
Nov 5, 2007
MSC Codes:
76B45, 52A10, 52A15
capillarity, contact angle, floating criteria, convex bodies, curves of constant width

Related publications

2009 Repository Open Access
Robert Finn

Floating bodies subject to capillary attractions

In: Journal of mathematical fluid mechanics, 11 (2009) 3, pp. 443-458