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Stability of thin liquid curtains

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dc.contributor.author Benilov, Eugene
dc.contributor.author Barros, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Stephen B.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-18T14:07:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-18T14:07:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6275
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract We investigate the stability of thin liquid curtains with respect to two-dimensional perturbations. The dynamics of perturbations with wavelengths exceeding (or comparable to) the curtain's thickness are examined using the lubrication approximation (or a kind of geometric optics). It is shown that, contrary to the previous theoretical results, but in agreement with the experimental ones, all curtains are stable with respect to small perturbations. Large perturbations can still be unstable, however, but only if they propagate upstream and, thus, disrupt the curtain at its outlet. This circumstance enables us to obtain an effective stability criterion by deriving an existence condition for upstream propagating perturbations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review E;94, 043110
dc.rights © American Physical Society en_US
dc.subject instability en_US
dc.subject gravity en_US
dc.subject sheets en_US
dc.subject jet en_US
dc.title Stability of thin liquid curtains en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-11-18T14:01:16Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.043110
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 11/RFP.1/MTH3281 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/IA/1683 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692280
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Review E
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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