Faculty Mentor

Valério Ramos Batista

Subject Area

Computer Science


In this work, mathematical and computational techniques were used to model the phenomenon of a bubble or liquid drop as it slides to the narrowest side between two tilted plates. Practical applications of this phenomenon, such as the adjustment of liquid propellant tanks, are also discussed. Computations involved the use of Surface Evolver—a fully open, interactive program that allows the simulation of physical experiments in a virtual environment.


Surface Evolver, Computational Modeling, Spanning Drop, Wedge