Effects of inertia on the rupture process of a thin liquid film

Jun Liang Chen, Chi Chuan Hwang

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The nonlinear evolution equations derived by the integral method are used to study the inertial effect on rupture process of a thin liquid film. The nonlinear numerical results show that inertial effect accelerates the rupture process, and this phenomenon is explicit in the situation of weak effect of van der Waals potential. Finally, we use the perturbation method to obtain the nonlinear solutions which could predict the rupture time approximately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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