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Static capillary structures and their stability

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dc.contributor.advisor Benilov, Eugene
dc.contributor.advisor O'Brien, Stephen B.G. Haynes, Matthew 2019-10-17T09:09:11Z 2019-10-17T09:09:11Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the static equilibrium shapes and stability of various capillary surfaces. The equilibrium shapes are accurately approximated using asymptotic series solutions in the micro-gravity limit. The stability of two of these capillary surfaces is then examined using an energy functional method and these results corroborated using a linear stability analysis. Finally, a method of improving the stability of a vertical liquid bridge is examined numerically and experimentally. The problems considered in this thesis are motivated by a stent problem described in the rst chapter but, in fact, capillary phenomena are ubiquitous in science, nature and industry and the work here has wide reaching applications. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject static equilibrium shapes en_US
dc.subject mathematics en_US
dc.title Static capillary structures and their stability en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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