3D instability of liquid films and rivulets

Sergey Alekseenko, Sergey Aktershev, Aleksey Bobylev, Vladimir Guzanov, Sergey Kharlamov, Dmitriy Markovich

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This article presents the results of experimental and theoretical study of 3D instability of waves in liquid films and rivulets, falling down a vertical plate. The method of laser induced fluorescence was used to obtain instant shapes of three dimensional waves in a liquid films and rivulets and to investigate the regularities of formation of 3D wave patterns. In particular, during 2D-3D wave transition in the film flow, we observed a strong transverse redistribution of liquid leading to the formation of rivulets on the surface of isothermal liquid film, which is a phenomenon not described previously. The results of simulation of 2 D and 3D regular waves in the single rivulet are compared with the authors' previous experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00002
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium and School of Young Scientists on Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, IPHT 2016 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Mar 20164 Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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