Empirical Analysis of Dispersive Adhesion on Inclined Surfaces
Betty Cai
University Transition
Floor Location : 020608

This project expands upon prior experimentation of water's dispersive adhesion on inclined surfaces at various elevation angles.
Dispersive adhesion is an intermolecular force caused by temporary or permanent dipoles between molecules. Liquids are attracted to surfaces due to various Van der Waals force interactions. In this experiment, numerous empirical relationships between droplet velocity, inclination angle, and adhesion force are determined through kinematic calculations. Through analysis of experimental results, an estimate of water's dispersive adhesion at SATP can be calculated. To automate the calculation of adhesion, a Python script involving four inputs was written and later improved.