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Rayleigh-Taylor instability under an inclined plane

Author(s): Brun, PT; Damiano, A; Rieu, P; Balestra, G; Gallaire, F

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Abstract: We revisit the canonical Rayleigh-Taylor instability and investigate the case of a thin film of fluid upon the underside of an inclined plane. The presence of a natural flow along the plane competes with the conventional droplet forming instability. In particular, experiments reveal that no drops form for inclinations greater than a critical value. These features are rationalized in the context of the absolute/convective analysis conducted in this article.
Publication Date: 2015
Electronic Publication Date: 21-Aug-2015
Citation: Brun, PT, Damiano, A, Rieu, P, Balestra, G, Gallaire, F. (2015). Rayleigh-Taylor instability under an inclined plane. Physics of Fluids, 27 (8), 10.1063/1.4927857
DOI: doi:10.1063/1.4927857
ISSN: 1070-6631
EISSN: 1089-7666
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Physics of Fluids
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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