Mutual Attractions of Partially Immersed Parallel Plates
Robert Finn and Devin Lu
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Submission date: 01. Dec. 2011 (revised version: January 2012)
published in: Journal of mathematical fluid mechanics, 15 (2013) 2, p. 273-301
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1007/s00021-012-0105-2
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We complete a study initiated in an earlier paper, on the horizontal attracting and repelling forces acting on two parallel semi-infinite plates, partly immersed in an infinite liquid bath and subject to capillary forces in a uniform gravity field. We find a considerable range of behavior patterns, depending on the contact angles on the plate sides and on the plate separation, in ways that we did not anticipate.