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I Meniscus formation

  1. Apr 28, 2016 #1
    For water in a tube wouldn't meniscus formation increase the free surface area of water
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2016 #2

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    Compared with the surface without the tube? (Note: a meniscus forms wherever a solid object is dipped into a liquid.)
    Does the adhesion at the contact surface produce a parallel sheer stress? If "yes" then it is not a free surface.
    Would a meniscus form at all without adhesion - i.e. from surface tension alone?

    http://www.mne.psu.edu/cimbala/Learning/Fluid/Fluid_Prop/fluid_property.htm
     
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