Both linear and weakly nonlinear stability of a core annular flow in a corrugated tube in the limit of thin film and small corrugation are examined. Asymptotic techniques are used to derive the corrugated base flow and corresponding linear and weakly nonlinear stability equations. Interesting features show that the corrugation interaction can excite linear instability, but the nonlinearity still can suppress such instability in the weakly nonlinear regime.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Dec 1|
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