On the stability limits of long nonaxisymmetric cylindrical liquid bridges

Academic Article


  • There is a self-similar solution for the stability limits of long, almost cylindrical liquid bridges between equal disks subjected to both axial and lateral accelerations. The stability limits depend on only two variables; the so-called reduced axial, and lateral Bond numbers. A novel experimental setup that involved rotating a horizontal cylindrical liquid bridge about a vertical axis of rotation was designed to test the stability limits predicted by the self-similar solution. Analytical predictions compared well with both numerical and experimental results. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
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  • Physics of Fluids  Journal
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    Author List

  • Zayas F; Alexander JID; Meseguer J; Ramus JF
  • Start Page

  • 979
  • End Page

  • 985
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 5