The 2-D thin film equation describing the evolution of hang drops is studied. All radially symmetric steady states are classified, and their energy stability is determined. It is shown that the droplet with zero contact angle is the only global energy minimizer and the dry spot with zero contact angle is a strict local energy minimizer.
Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 21, 2017
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