New model for waves in a falling film

S. P. Aktershev, S. V. Alekseenko

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The new model is developed for long-wave perturbations in a falling liquid film. The model is based on the boundary-layer approach and expansion of velocity into the system of linearly independent basic functions (harmonics), which satisfies boundary conditions. The linear analysis of stability and numerical simulations of nonlinear waves are carried out. Results of calculations of dispersion relations and modelling nonlinear waves on the basis of presented model coincide well with available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia IUTAM
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIUTAM Symposium on Waves in Fluids: Effects of Nonlinearity, Rotation, Stratification and Dissipation - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Jun 201222 Jun 2012


  • Liquid falling film
  • Nonlinear waves
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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