Elastocapillary deformations on partially-wetting substrates: rival contact-line models.

  title={Elastocapillary deformations on partially-wetting substrates: rival contact-line models.},
  author={Joshua B. Bostwick and Michael Shearer and Karen E. Daniels},
  journal={Soft matter},
  volume={10 37},
A partially-wetting liquid can deform the underlying elastic substrate upon which it rests. This situation requires the development of theoretical models to describe the wetting forces imparted by the drop onto the solid substrate, particularly those at the contact-line. We construct a general solution using a displacement potential function for the elastic deformations within a finite elastic substrate associated with these wetting forces, and compare the results for several different contact… 
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