Rupture theory of thin power-law liquid film

Chi Chuan Hwang, Shang Hwei Chang

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The nonlinear rupture problem of a thin power-law liquid film on a horizontal plane is studied. A nonlinear evolution equation is first derived for h(x,t), the film thickness, and then it is solved by numerical methods. The results reveal that the rupture time of the film decreases with decreasing the magnitude of the power-law exponent, n.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2965-2967
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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