Journal of Fluid Mechanics

The influence of the outer bath in the dynamics of axisymmetric liquid bridges

Angel  Sanz a1
a1 Laboratorio de Aerodinámica, E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica, 28040 Madrid, Spain

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The main effects on the dynamics of a liquid bridge due to the presence of an outer liquid, as occur in experiments using the Plateau-tank technique, are considered. The one-dimensional nonlinear model developed here allows us to perform the computation of both breaking processes and oscillatory motions of slender liquid bridges, although in this paper only the results concerning breaking processes are reported. Additionally, the oscillatory motions are studied both experimentally and by using a new linear model. Results from both sources show good agreement.

(Published Online April 20 2006)
(Received April 12 1984)
(Revised January 11 1985)