Three-dimensional solitary waves on falling liquid film at low Reynolds numbers

S. V. Alekseenko, V. A. Antipin, V. V. Guzanov, S. M. Kharlamov, D. M. Markovich

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In this Letter we present novel results of the experimental study of three-dimensional waves evolving from a localized disturbance on a vertically falling film at low Reynolds numbers 1.25<Re<4.7. This range of Re is close to the values that are typical for residual layers in developed wavy film flow with moderate Reynolds numbers. A spatiotemporal evolution of three-dimensional solitary waves is investigated. Existence of the stationary horseshoe-shaped waves has been demonstrated. The measured wave characteristics are compared with the theoretical solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121704
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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