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Dispersed phase mixing: I. Theory and effects in simple reactors
  • R. Curl
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • 1 March 1963
When drops in a two-liquid phase chemical reactor are able to mix with one another by coalescences and redispersions, any spread of concentration among the drops tends to be averaged out. This
Deducing Flow Velocity in Cave Conduits from Scallops
Flowing water in caves frequently forms dissolution patterns, called scallops, on limestone surfaces. It has long been known that scallops may be used to indicate past flow direction. More recently,
Estimating the Fraction Dose Absorbed from Suspensions of Poorly Soluble Compounds in Humans: A Mathematical Model
It is shown that the extent of drug absorption is expected to be highly variable when Dn and Do are approximately one, and a microscopic mass balance approach has been developed to predict the fraction dose absorbed of suspensions of poorly soluble compounds.
Fractal dimensions and geometries of caves
Lengths of all caves in a region have been observed previously to be distributed hyperbolically, like self-similar geomorphic phenomena identified by Mandelbrot as exhibiting fractal geometry. Proper
Scallops and Flutes
Experimental and theoretical studies of dissolution roughness
Periodic dissolution patterns that result from the interaction of a soluble surface and an adjacent turbulent flow have been investigated experimentally and theoretically. They occur at a Reynolds
Physics in a Toy Boat
A method of propulsion commonly used in toy boats consists of a shallow chamber, covered by a thin diaphragm, which is connected to the water astern of the boat by pipes. Filling the chamber with
Minimum Diameter Stalactites
Caves as a Measure of Karst
  • R. Curl
  • Geology
    The Journal of Geology
  • 1 September 1966
The development of a statistical distribution of proper entrances among proper caves in a limestone karst is considered as a geomorphic process and described with stochastic geomorphic models. The