Capillary Driven Flows in Weakly 3 -Dimensional Polygonal Containers

  title={Capillary Driven Flows in Weakly 3 -Dimensional Polygonal Containers},
  author={Mark M. Weislogel and Ryan Jenson and Danny A. Bolleddula},
Spontaneous capillary flows in containers of increasing complexity are currently under investigation to determine important transients for low -g propellant management. Significant progress has been made for complex containers that are cylindrical, but many practical systems involve geometries that are tapered. For example, the taper o f an irregular polygonal cross section provides particular design advantages by preferentially locating the liquid where desired and by providing a passive means… CONTINUE READING