Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Note on the capillary thread instability for fluids of equal viscosities

H. A.  Stone a1 and M. P.  Brenner a2
a1 Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
a2 Department of Mathematics, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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An analytic formula is derived for the Rayleigh growth rate of a fluid cylinder immersed in a fluid of equal viscosity, and an extension is given for concentric fluid threads.

(Published Online April 26 2006)
(Received December 7 1995)
(Revised March 15 1996)