Effects of boundary conditions on the stability of slender viscous fibers

W. W. Schultz, S. H. Davis

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The one-dimensional isothermal flow of viscous-liquid fibers displays draw resonance instability when a constant-velocity winder condition is applied. This instability is removed when a constant-force condition occurs at the winder. The instability mechanism is examined and used to explain the stability trends when the effects of gravity, surface tension, inertia, and wind stress are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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