Akkus, Yigit
Dursunkaya, Zafer
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Citation Formats
Y. Akkus, B. ÇETİN, and Z. Dursunkaya, “MODELING OF EVAPORATION FROM A SESSILE CONSTANT SHAPE DROPLET,” 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: