Scientific objectives

The research program of the CRC 1194 has the following objectives:

1. Understanding

Achieve a deeper understanding of the influence exercised by local momentum, heat and mass transfer on wetting properties, and vice versa.

2. Models and numerical methods

Develop physics-based, mathematical models, numerical methods and open source programs to describe transport and wetting phenomena and their interaction.

3. Measurement techniques and measurement technology

Develop high resolution measuring techniques to experimentally investigate the interaction between wetting and transport phenomena.

4. Targeted influence and optimization

Demonstrate possibilities to purposely influence or optimize wetting through transport processes, or conversely.

5. Exemplary applications

Investigate selected new or improved processes for relevant engineering applications, which complementary combine different transport quantities (momentum, heat, mass) and exhibit interaction with the wetting process.