Isolated inertialess drops cannot break up

JG Eggers, MA Fontelos

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We consider an axisymmetric, freely suspended fluid drop with surface tension, whose viscosity is so large that both inertia and forcing by an external fluid can be ignored. We show that whatever the initial condition, pinchoff can never occur.
Translated title of the contributionIsolated inertialess drops cannot break up
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177 - 180
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Cambridge Uni Press
Other identifier: IDS Number: 938TP


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