a system of connected capillaries
sintering of a ceramic material we get a ceramic body, which in certain
cases contains a network of connected channels. Into this network we would
like to enter a second component by a process of pressureless infiltration.
classical model regarding infiltration into a capillary was developed by
This model deals with only one capillary and is rather simplified. All
the models regarding capillary infiltration into a porous material deals
with one capillary or parallel capillaries that are not interconnected.
Based on the classical model a more complicated model 
was developed to describe the infiltration into two dissimilar capillaries
that are connected to each other (Figure 1).
Figure 1. the capillaries system
A MATLAB program (5.3
version) demonstrates the infiltration rate into the system above. the
user can define the dimensions of the system, and the physical properties.
The output of the program is the infiltration rate with time
.for more information
press INFO at the program panel.
The user has to download ALL the
files in folder WORK to use the program. The activation file is called
* P.C. users should
set the callback of [Info] push botton to <web(readme.html);>.
*UNIX. users should
set the callback of [Info] push botton to the specific PATH of the
 Washburn E.W.,
"The Dynamics of Capillary Rise", Phys. Rev., 17, p. 272-283 (1921).
Composite Material Based on Alumina Matrix", Jonathan E. Gendler TS 362