Self-similar dynamics of a viscous wedge of fluid

Michael J. Miksis*, Jean Marc Vanden-Broeck

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The 2D (two dimensional) motion of two symmetric wedges of viscous fluid is determined. The evolution of the fluid is governed by the Stokes equations plus the interfacial boundary conditions including surface tension. A similarity solution is determined and these equations are solved numerically by using a boundary integral method. Solutions for different wedge angles are found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3227-3231
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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