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Computation of equilibrium foam structures using the surface evolver. (English) Zbl 0861.76014
A previously developed numerical code, the surface evolver, is applied to study dry and wet foam equilibrium structures. The obtained results indicate that some of the structures can have the total surface energy of dry foam bubbles that is lower than in the case of the classical Kelvin’s structure. The increased presence of a liquid component leads to an instability when the wet foam bubbles separate from each other and the topological changes occur in the structure.
Reviewer: V.Čadež (Palma)
MSC:
76B99 Incompressible inviscid fluids
76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
Software:
Surface Evolver
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