Capillary breakup of a viscous thread surrounded by another viscous fluid

@inproceedings{Lister1998CapillaryBO,
  title={Capillary breakup of a viscous thread surrounded by another viscous fluid},
  author={John R. Lister and Howard A Stone},
  year={1998}
}
Previous long-wavelength analyses of capillary breakup of a viscous fluid thread in a perfectly inviscid environment show that the asymptotic self-similar regime immediately prior to breakup is given by a balance between surface tension, inertia, and extensional viscous stresses in the thread. In contrast, it is shown here that if viscosity in the external fluid, however small, is included then the asymptotic balance is between surface tension and viscous stresses in the two fluids while… CONTINUE READING