Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society


The Draining of a Vertical Plate

Mr Harold Jeffreysa1

a1 St John's College

When a vessel of liquid has been emptied and put aside, a thin film of liquid clings to the inside and gradually drains down to the bottom under the action of gravity. The layer being thin, the motion is very nearly laminar flow, and the curvature of the surface in a horizontal direction may be ignored. Thus the problem for a cylindrical vessel is reducible to that of a wet plate standing vertically.

(Received February 01 1930)

(Accepted March 10 1930)