A new Monte Carlo method is described for studying the equilibrium shapes of fluids on solid surfaces when the contact angles on the surface are smaller or equal to π/2. The method minimizes the energy of the system by consecutively applying two distinct annealing mechanisms. The method is tested for some simple analytically solvable cases and, as an example, applied to a more complex geometry.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1997|