Nonlinear rupture theory of a thin liquid film on a cylinder

Jun Liang Chen, Chi Chuan Hwang

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The dynamic rupture process of a thin liquid film on a cylinder is investigated numerically. First a nonlinear differential equation that describes the long-wave evolution of the interface shape is derived. After the evolution equation is solved and analyzed, the results reveal that a decrease in the cylinder radius will induce a stronger lateral capillary force and consequently will accelerate the rupture process. Moreover, the tendency of acceleration becomes more explicit in the case of large surface tension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-569
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sept 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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