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A thin rivulet of perfectly wetting fluid subject to a longitudinal surface shear stress

Sullivan, J.M. and Wilson, S.K. and Duffy, B.R. (2008) A thin rivulet of perfectly wetting fluid subject to a longitudinal surface shear stress. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 61 (1). pp. 25-61. ISSN 0033-5614

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    Abstract

    The lubrication approximation is used to obtain a complete description of the steady unidirectional flow of a thin rivulet of perfectly wetting fluid on an inclined substrate subject to a prescribed uniform longitudinal surface shear stress. The quasi-steady stability of such a rivulet is analysed, and the conditions under which it is energetically favourable for such a rivulet to split into one or more subrivulets are determined.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 14247
    Keywords: lubrication approximation, thin rivulet, surface shear stress, Mathematics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Condensed Matter Physics
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics
    Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
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    Depositing user: Mrs Mary McAuley
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 19:21
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:16
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/14247

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