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Wetness of object after submerging in fluid

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #1
    I was wondering if there are any articles or equations calculating the amount of residual fluid kept on the surface of a submerged object. In other words, is there an expression for wetness knowing properties of the fluid (viscosity, friction coeff), and object?

    I do not necessarily need to know the amount of fluid left, but perhaps a fluid concentration on the surface as a function of all variables necessary.

    I guess it would help to know if wetness is analogous to porosity.

    Any help or names that will keep me in track would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Jul 10, 2012 #2


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    I'm sure the the subject of "wetting" is very complex and has it's own branch of science. I imagine the paint and detergent industries spend a lot on research.

  4. Jul 10, 2012 #3
    So naive of me to not even check wetting in wikipedia... I was "sure" wetting was not the right terminology...

    But thank you nonetheless..
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