Table 2.

Best match between model results and experimental data for each kind of seta tip (spatula, discoidal and pointed) and for the two bending stiffness profiles B1 and B2 (equations (4.5) and (4.6)). The quality of the fit is determined from the percentage Embedded Image of valid theoretical solutions that are within the experimental error bar and by the corresponding residual Embedded Image. Best pairs Embedded Image are averaged geometrically for each tip type. The corresponding standard deviation is expressed in exponential form. Dimensional bending stiffness at the widest point of the tip Embedded Image and liquid volume V are also given.

tipspatuladiscoidalpointed
B1
Embedded Image (%)282431
Embedded Image1.70.81.3
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B2
nv (%)272546
Embedded Image1.31.60.9
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