Speaker: Daniel Wheeler, NIST
Title: Phase Field Modeling of Dissolutive Wetting
Accurately modeling a spreading drop on a reactive substrate is enormously complicated. A minimal
model requires the inclusion of three phases (and associated phase changes), two alloy components
(and associated advection/diffusion), and hydrodynamics. I will present a phase field model of
dissolutive wetting that demonstrates crucial insights into the nature of the spreading process and
compare the results with recent state-of-the-art experiments.
Time: Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Place: Science and Tech I, Room 242
Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Tel. 703-993-1460, Fax. 703-993-1491