The Richness of Thin Films
Thu, Jan 1, 2004
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
IAM-PIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
I will present a survey of modelling, computational, and analytical work on thin liquid films of viscous fluids. I will particularly focus on films that are being acted on by more than one force. For example, if you've painted the ceiling, how do you model the effects of surface tension and gravity? How do you study the dynamics of the air/liquid interface? How do things change if you're considering a freshly painted wall? Or floor?