The object of this research semester was to become more familiar with the research area of the Nanoscale Energy and Interfacial Transport (NEIT) lab led by Dr. Damena Agonafer, establish the physical lab and its materials, verify Popov’s model using MatLab , and finding the lowest energy state of a steady state meniscus using Surface Evolver. Progress on each of these tasks has been significant, and in the process valuable skills have been developed such as MatLab modeling, coding using c and operating Surface Evolver, collaborating , and holistically analyzing a population of journal articles to understand the subject. Outcomes of this semester include a much deeper understanding on the topic, knowledge in using both MatLab and Surface Evolver, and a lab that is near complete in terms of being set up.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Gaffney, Benjamin and Agonafer, Damena, "Interfacial Transport Modeling Through Use of MatLab and Surface Evolver" (2017). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 35.