The primary object of the research activities in this semester is to investigate how to adapt the Popov’s evaporation model to droplets with asymmetric geometries. Besides, extensive work with Surface Evolver were performed to analyze the equilibrium geometries of droplets on different solid substrate. Progress has been significant in the development of skills in Surface Evolver, specifically in investigating droplets at the point of bursting. Progress has been less significant in the adaptation of Popov’s Model as there are many aspects of this that require in-depth analysis, but the progress made has been promising. Outcomes of this semester include a much more substantial understanding of Surface Evolver as well as Popov’s model. Significant progress were made towards making Popov’s Model being applicable to asymmetric droplets.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission