Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Inertial coating of a fibre

Alain  De Ryck a1 and David  Quéré a1
a1 Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Collège de France, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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Fibres can be coated by passing them through a solution. At low velocity, the thickness of the entrained film is given by the Landau law. For liquids of low viscosity, we discuss the high-speed withdrawal regimes which are of technological interest. We focus on inertial effects and geometrical limitations. New experimental data are presented and discussed by using dimensional arguments. Finally, a classification is proposed.

(Received February 3 1995)
(Revised November 6 1995)