Chapter 6. Surface Energy and Capillarity

  1. Olivier Coussy

Published Online: 15 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710388.ch6

Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids

Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids

How to Cite

Coussy, O. (2010) Surface Energy and Capillarity, in Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710388.ch6

Author Information

  1. Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech Université Paris-Est, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721353

Online ISBN: 9780470710388

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Keywords:

  • surface energy and capillarity;
  • new energy coming into world of porous solids - surface energy;
  • physics and mechanics of interfaces;
  • basic approach to van der Waals forces;
  • dispersive van der Waals forces;
  • net attractive interaction energy;
  • wettability, angle of contact and Young–Dupré equation;
  • pore invasion and interface energy change;
  • porous solid capillarity - capillary pressure curve and interface energy;
  • transport in unsaturated porous solids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physics and Mechanics of Interfaces

  • Capillarity in Porous Solids

  • Transport in Unsaturated Porous Solids

  • Further Reading