Rivulet wave flow on the outer surface of an inclined cylinder

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The results of an experimental investigation of rivulet (streamlet) wave flow along the outer surface of an inclined cylinder are given. It is shown that the rivulet flow is unstable. As a result of this instability nonlinear waves develop on the rivulet surface. Various types of surface waves are described. The superimposed vibration method is used for studying the wave characteristics in detail. New forms of wave motion as compared with the case of liquid film flow are revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-488
Number of pages6
JournalFluid Dynamics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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