S. G. Bankoff*, Stephen H Davis

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We consider static liquid layers on planar solid boundaries and analyze their instabilities. The plates are heated and thermocapillary, evaporative and rupture instabilities are discussed with particular attention paid to the development of dry out. Long-wave evolution equations are derived that govern the nonlinear stability of the layers subject to the coupled mechanisms. Previous theory, experiment and present results are thoroughly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalPCH. Physicochemical hydrodynamics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
EventPhysicochem Hydrodyn, 6th Int Conf, Dedicated to the Memory of Veniamin Levich - Oxford, Engl
Duration: Apr 6 1987Apr 8 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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