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dc.contributor.authorHadjittofis, Andreasen
dc.contributor.authorLister, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Kiranen
dc.contributor.authorVella, Dominicen
dc.identifier.citationHadjittofis et al. Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2016)en
dc.description.abstractWe consider the effect of evaporation on the aggregation of a number of elastic objects due to a liquid’s surface tension. In particular, we consider an array of spring–block elements in which the gaps between blocks are filled by thin liquid films that evaporate during the course of an experiment. Using lubrication theory to account for the fluid flow within the gaps, we study the dynamics of aggregation. We find that a non-zero evaporation rate causes the elements to aggregate more quickly and, indeed, to contact within finite time. However, we also show that the number of elements within each cluster decreases as the evaporation rate increases. We explain these results quantitatively by comparison with the corresponding two-body problem and discuss their relevance for controlling pattern formation in elastocapillary systems.
dc.description.sponsorshipKS and DV wish to acknowledge the support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST; Award No. KUK-C1-013-04), and the John Fell Oxford University Press (OUP) Research Fund.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
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dc.titleEvaporation effects in elastocapillary aggregationen
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by Cambridge University Press.en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Fluid Mechanicsen
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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