(123f) Soft, Wet, and Sticky : Viscous Forces and Elasticity in Wet Adhesion
AIChE Annual Meeting
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals
Complex Flows and Soft Mechanics (Invited Talks)
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 2:35pm to 3:00pm
Understanding and harnessing the coupling between lubrication pressure, elasticity, and surface interactions provides materials design strategies for applications such as adhesives, coatings, microsensors, and biomaterials. This presentation will discuss our efforts to understand how soft materials make contact and adhere under dynamic conditions in fluid environments. Measurements of interactions between soft surfaces will show how elastic films deform due to viscous forces and influence adhesion and show practical implications for adhesives on skin.