Interfacial Phenomena

Photo of water drops with fishbone shape.

The "Fluid fishbone" formed by the collision of two jets of a glycerine-water solution. (Image courtesy of John W. M. Bush and Alexander E. Hasha.)

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MIT Course Number

18.357

As Taught In

Fall 2010

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This graduate-level course covers fluid systems dominated by the influence of interfacial tension. The roles of curvature pressure and Marangoni stress are elucidated in a variety of fluid systems. Particular attention is given to drops and bubbles, soap films and minimal surfaces, wetting phenomena, water-repellency, surfactants, Marangoni flows, capillary origami and contact line dynamics.

Bush, John. 18.357 Interfacial Phenomena, Fall 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-357-interfacial-phenomena-fall-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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