Cornered drops and rivulets

  title={Cornered drops and rivulets},
  author={J. H. Snoeijer and Laurent Limat},
We present theoretical and experimental results for a drop of viscous liquid running down an inclined plane at speed U. For U Ucr the rear of the drop forms a corner whose opening half-angle decreases with U. By matching the interior of the drop to the contact line, we calculate analytically. We find that above a second critical speed Uriv this solution no longer exists and instead a slender rivulet comes out of the tip of the corner. To compute the width of the rivulet, we match it to the… CONTINUE READING
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