Strong nonlinear dynamic rupture theory of thin liquid films

Chi-Chuan Hwang, Jun Liang Chen, Li Fu Shen

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This research studies the strong nonlinear rupture phenomena of a thin liquid film on a horizontal plane. The strong nonlinear evolution equations are obtained by the Kármán-Polhausen integral method with a specified velocity profile. These evolution equations are used to investigate the rupture process for liquid films. The numerical results show that although the inertia accelerates the rupture process explicitly, the high-order viscous dissipation reduces this acceleration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3013-3016
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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