On the classification and asymptotic behavior of the symmetric capillary surfaces

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Texas State, San Marcos
The symmetric configurations for the equilibrium shape of a fluid interfaceare given by the geometric differential equation mean curvature isproportional to height.  The equations are explored numerically tohighlight the differences in classically treated capillary tubes andsessile drops, and what has recently emerged as annular capillary surfaces. Asymptotic results are presented.