Viscous beads on vertical fibre

I. L. Kliakhandler*, S. H. Davis, S. G. Bankoff

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The dynamics of a thick layer of viscous liquid flowing down a thin vertical fibre is investigated. Three qualitatively different regimes of the interfacial patterns in the form of beads were observed experimentally. Two typical regimes at relatively small flow rate are described reasonably well by the creeping-flow model equation proposed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - Feb 25 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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