Rotating electrohydrodynamic flow in a suspended liquid film


The mathematical model of a rotating electrohydrodynamic flow in a thin suspended liquid film is proposed and studied. The motion is driven by the given difference of potentials in one direction and constant external electrical field Eout in another direction in the plane of a film. To derive the model we employ the spatial averaging over the normal coordinate to a film that leads to the average Reynolds stress that is proportional to |Eout| . This stress generates tangential velocity in the vicinity of the edges of a film that, in turn, causes the rotational motion of a liquid. The proposed model is aimed to explain the experimental observations of the liquid film motor [1, 2].

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@inproceedings{Vladimirov2009RotatingEF, title={Rotating electrohydrodynamic flow in a suspended liquid film}, author={Vladimir A Vladimirov}, year={2009} }