Instability and chaotic behaviour in a free-surface flow

  title={Instability and chaotic behaviour in a free-surface flow},
  author={W. G. Pritchard},
Abstract : This paper describes some experimental observations of free-surface flows arising when fluid poured over the end of a flat plate into a reservoir well below the plate. This class of flows was found to be highly unstable with over seven hundred qualitatively different flows being observed in the experiment. At very small values of the flux the liquid fell from the plate into the reservoir in the form of droplets which developed periodically at a number of sites on the underside of the… CONTINUE READING

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