Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 02/06/2007

Tuesday, 02/06/2007
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor William Schultz
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Michigan

"Oscillating Contact Lines"


Even for moderately sized containers, most dissipation of waves occurs in the vicinity of the contact line (where the interface meets the solid walls). We show that the standard contact line conditions that are for low Reynolds number and unidrectional motion are inadequate. We borrow techniques from viscoelastic flow to put history effects into the contact line model.


  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department; Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Northwestern University, 1982
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering with Cooperative Industrial Exp, Purdue University, 1974

Fluid mechanics including waves, computation, stability, asymptotics; steep and breaking waves; spectral method development; mechanics of fish swimming; saliva rheology and swallowing physics,fluid mechanics of industrial processes including laser and arc welding, coating and mixing, and tribology