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Shape of a static meniscus pinned at the contact line from Young-Laplace equation

Ozgur Yildirim, Ph.D.

This is a simple example for equation based modeling where the static Young-Laplace equation - [Delta P] = [surface tension] * [divergence of the surface normal vector] - is solved to determine the shape of a liquid meniscus pinned at an arbitrarily shaped contact line. In this example, the contact line looks like a keyhole, and problem is solved for a range of surface tensions and pressure differences.

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