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. 2561. ISSN 00335614

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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 quasisteady 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 
Depositing user:  Mrs Mary McAuley 
Date Deposited:  21 Jan 2010 19:21 
Last modified:  26 Mar 2015 23:56 
URI:  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/14247 
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