Capillary Rise in a Single Tortuous Capillary

@article{Jianchao2010CapillaryRI,
  title={Capillary Rise in a Single Tortuous Capillary},
  author={Cai Jianchao and Yu Bo-Ming and Mei Mao-Fei and Luo Liang},
  journal={Chinese Physics Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={054701}
}
The impact of convolutedness of capillary on the capillary rise of wetting liquid in a single tortuous capillary is studied. By introducing tortuosity and fractal dimension for a tortuous capillary, analytical expression for time evolution of the height/weight of capillary rise is obtained. It is found that the accumulated weight of liquid imbibed into a single tortuous capillary is independent of the shape of a capillary in the early rising stage. 

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