Stability criteria for swirl flows with free surfaces

M. A. Boudourides*, S. H. Davis

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A swirl flow with a free surface is susceptible to centrifugal, capillary, and Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. The present work extends the stability criteria of Rayleigh and Synge for inviscid and viscous fluids, respectively, to free-surface configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-607
Number of pages11
JournalZAMP Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics


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