Dynamics of the capillary rise in tilted Taylor-Hauksbee cells


  • Ronier Diez ESIME Zacatenco IPN
  • Abraham Medina ESIME Azcapotzalco, IPN
  • Abel Lopez ESIME Azcapotzalco IPN
  • Francisco Higuera ETSIAE, Universidad Polit´ecnica de Madrid




Capillary rise; hydrostatics; Lubrication flows


In this work, we theoretically and experimentally study the issue of the spontaneous capillary rise of a viscous liquid in wedge-shaped tilted cells, with very short angles of aperture, α. We provide the equilibrium profiles yse and, by means of the Reynolds lubrication equations, we find the time-dependent profiles and the dynamic evolution of the meniscus close to the edge of the wedge, as a function of time, which follow power laws of the form ys ∼ t 1/3 . Experiments performed at various inclinations are consistent with our theoretical results.


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How to Cite

R. Diez-Barroso, A. Medina, A. Lopez Villa, and F. Higuera, “Dynamics of the capillary rise in tilted Taylor-Hauksbee cells”, Rev. Mex. Fís., vol. 68, no. 6 Nov-Dec, pp. 060601 1–, Nov. 2022.