Preface to the special issue on "recent developments and new directions in thin-film flow"

Wilson, Stephen and Duffy, Brian (2012) Preface to the special issue on "recent developments and new directions in thin-film flow". Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 73 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0022-0833

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    Abstract

    Thin films of fluids are of central importance in numerous industrial, biomedical, geophysical and domestic applications, and display a rich and varied range of behaviours, including pattern formation, dewetting, rupture and finite-time blow up. As well as being of great interest in their own right, thin-film flows provide a “test bed” for research into a variety of challenging nonlinear problems in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. As a consequence, research by a wide range of scientists, using a variety of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques on many different aspects of thin-film flow, has grown significantly in recent years, as novel applications have continued to appear and increasingly sophisticated theoretical and experimental techniques have been developed.

    ORCID iDs

    Wilson, Stephen ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7841-9643 and Duffy, Brian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2687-7938;