capillary pressure

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capillary pressure

[′kap·ə‚ler·ē ‚presh·ər]
(fluid mechanics)
The difference of pressure across the interface of two immiscible fluid phases.
The pressure or adhesive force exerted by water in an enclosed space as a result of surface tension.
(physiology)
Pressure exerted by blood against capillary walls.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As a simplified model, we argue that the total capillary route is equal to the maximum capillary rise height [h.sub.c] multiplied by a path retardation coefficient [beta]; thereafter, the capillary equilibrium equation for any gas-liquid interface can be modified from (4) to
While much effort has been devoted to studying the pore-scale distribution of fluid interfaces near capillary equilibrium, pore-scale numerical studies for viscous-dominated flow remain comparatively sparse.

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