Forced Wetting and De-Wetting on Complex Surfaces – Generic Configuration Immersed Body

In this experimentally focused project the apparent contact angle for dynamic wetting and dewetting processes on complex surfaces will be investigated, in particular its dependence on velocity, temperature and concentration gradients and the underlying Young’s contact angle. A submersible and rotatable body is used to facilitate diverse wetting/de-wetting conditions, to be observed using a high-speed camera. Provisions and instrumentation are planned to invoke also heat and mass transfer through the body. This is a central project for the SFB, providing validation data and allowing fundamental, preliminary studies for numerous other projects to be performed.

The generic configuration “Immersed Body”. Image: P. Stephan


  Name Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea
+49 6151 16-22175
L2|06 402
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stephan
+49 6151 16-22260
L2|06 200
Gerlach, Felix
Felix Gerlach, M.Sc.
+49 6151 16-22205
L2|06 415
Kai Schweikert, M.Sc.
+49 6151 16-22277
L2|06 216