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Stability in systems with moving contact lines

  • E. B. Dussan V. (a1) and S. H. Davis (a2)


An energy stability theory is formulated for systems having moving contact lines. The method derives from criteria obtained from the integral mechanical-energy balance manipulated to reflect general material and dynamical properties of moving-contact-line regions. The method yields conditions for both stability and instability and is applied to the two-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor problem in a vertical slot.



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Stability in systems with moving contact lines

  • E. B. Dussan V. (a1) and S. H. Davis (a2)


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