Issue No.05 - September/October (2001 vol.3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.947104
In previous experimental studies of noncoalescing liquid drops, researchers encountered an instability as the drops were pressed together. The Surface Evolver simulates this instability numerically by assuming that the stability is attributable to a minimization of surface area under a uniform surface tension.
Geoff Bradley, Denis Weaire, "Instabilities of Two Liquid Drops in Contact", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.3, no. 5, pp. 16-21, September/October 2001, doi:10.1109/5992.947104