Practical aspects of the wettability
1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/0, 61669, Brno, Czech Republic,
2 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University), Krasnokazarmennaja 14, Moscow, 111250 Russia
3 Hydraulic Research Center Sigma, Lutín, Czech Republic
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Published online: 24 October 2022
A new knowledge of fluid flow on hydrophobic surface will be presented. The boundary condition will be refined considering the effects of air adhering to the rough, hydrophilic surface. Possibilities of turbulent viscosity effects as a result of liquid slippage on the hydrophobic surface will also be considered. These effects will be demonstrated on the basis of performed experiments. The experimental study will be focused on the determination of the pressure difference in the tube, whose surface is provided with an ultrahydrophobic coating with a contact angle higher than 140 °. Results will be reported based on Reynolds number. In addition to the results of the experiment, the thesis will also include a theoretical study aimed at refining the boundary condition, expressing the interaction of the liquid with the hydrophobic surface. In conclusion, the dissipation function will be derived, expressing the effects of liquid slippage on the hydrophobic surface and compared with its value taking into account the hydrophilic properties of the surface.
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