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Meniscus in Interstice of Three Spheres Geometry

The minimal surface energy solution to the shape of a fluid in a three sphere interstice.

Minimal surface energy diagram

The solutions can be used to determine the forces present in self-alligning ball-grid arrays for solder applications, liquid phase sintering, and soil mechanics. See this paper for a general description.

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Date created: July 19, 2001
Last updated: July 19, 2001