One-Dimensional Liquid Fibers

W. W. Schultz, S. H. Davis

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Axisymmetric Newtonian viscous fibers are examined under isothermal conditions. An expansion based on lubrication scaling is used to derive systematically the one-dimensional equations for the fiber. At lowest order these are identical with those obtained by others, e.g., Matovich and Pearson. One-dimensional theory limitations on jet shape and inertial, gravitational, and surface tension effects are obtained from higher-order approximations. Similar approaches can be used to analyze fibers having complex rheological behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-345
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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