Droplet Wetting and Evaporation provides engineers, students, and researchers with the first comprehensive guide to the theory and applications of droplet wetting and evaporation.
Beginning with a relevant theoretical background, the book moves on to consider specific aspects, including heat transfer, flow instabilities, and the drying of complex fluid droplets.
Each chapter covers the principles of the subject, addressing corresponding practical issues and problems.
The text is ideal for a broad range of domains, from aerospace and materials, to biomedical applications, comprehensively relaying the challenges and approaches from the different communities leading the way in droplet research and development.
David Brutin is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aix-Marseille University. He is currently working on phase change heat transfer with pure and complex fluids, for example blood and nanofluids. His research interests include space; aeronautics; medical diagnosis; forensic science; and printing industry.
Section 1: Wetting and spreading 1. Liquid Spreading 2. Contact angle 3. Triple line motion 4. Precursor films 5. Superamphiphobic surfaces 6. Superspreading 7. Ledeinfrost drops Section 2: Heat and mass transfer 8. Pure diffusion 9. Convection 10. Liquid and vapour properties 11. Solid substrate properties 12. Soft substrates 13. Soluble substrates 14. Droplets on liquid interfaces 15.Radiative heat Transfer in Droplets Section 3: Flow instabilities 16. Flow Stability 17. Thermal Origins 18. Hyrdrothermal waves Section 4: Complex Fluids Drying 19. Droplets of colloids 20. Droplets of ionic solutions 21. Droplets with surfactants 22. Droplets of polymers 23. Droplets of biological fluids 24. Complex Fluids Droplets in Leidenfrost Section 5: External Forces Influence 25. Gravity 26. Oscillating/Vibrating surfaces 27. Electric forces