Manchester Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Seminars
Lecture Theatre D13 Material Science
The breakup of an infinite column of a viscous fluid immersed in another ambient viscous fluid is considered; the motion is due to the Rayleigh capillary instability. Numerical simulations are performed using the boundary-integral method, and it is shown that the similarity solution developed by Papageorgiou (1995) describes the late stages of the evolution for a broad range of initial conditions. The viscosity of the ambient fluid is shown to have a significant influence on the location of breakup.
For further info contact either Matthias Heil (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mark Muldoon (M.Muldoon@umist.ac.uk)or the seminar secretary (Tel. 0161 275 5800).