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Partial wetting of thin solid sheets under tension

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We consider the equilibrium of liquid droplets sitting on thin elastic sheets that are subject to a boundary tension and/or are clamped at their edge. We use scaling arguments, together with a detailed analysis based on the Föppl-von-Kármán equations, to show that the presence of the droplet may significantly alter the stress locally if the tension in the dry sheet is weak compared to an intrinsic elasto-capillary tension scale γ2/3 (Et)1/3 (with γ the droplet surface tension, t the sheet thi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1039/C8SM00323H

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Funding agency for:
Davidovitch, B
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry Publisher's website
Journal:
Soft Matter Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
24
Pages:
4913-4934
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-04-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-6848
ISSN:
1744-683X
Pubs id:
pubs:844961
URN:
uri:3b226b40-0a46-4b42-ba45-1f4c633a561c
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uuid:3b226b40-0a46-4b42-ba45-1f4c633a561c
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pubs:844961

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