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|Abstract:||The dynamics of a thin liquid film on the underside of a curved cylindrical substrate is studied. The evolution of the liquid layer is investigated as the film thickness and the radius of curvature of the substrate are varied. A dimensionless parameter (a modified Bond number) that incorporates both geometric parameters, gravity, and surface tension is identified, and allows the observations to be classified according to three different flow regimes: stable films, films with transient growth of perturbations followed by decay, and unstable films. Experiments and linear stability theory confirm that below a critical value of the Bond number curvature of the substrate suppresses the Rayleigh-Taylor instability.|
|Citation:||Trinh, Philippe H, Kim, Hyoungsoo, Hammoud, Naima, Howell, Peter D, Chapman, S Jonathan, Stone, Howard A. (2014). Curvature suppresses the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Physics of Fluids, 26 (5), 051704 - 051704. doi:10.1063/1.4876476|
|Pages:||051704 - 051704|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||Physics of Fluids|
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