## Breakup of a fluid thread in a confined geometry: droplet-plug transition, perturbation sensitivity, and kinetic stabilization with confinement.

- John G Hagedorn, Nicos S Martys, Jack F Douglas
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2004

In this paper, we consider an infinitely long viscoelastic thread in a tube filled with a Newtonian fluid. We apply Jeffreys model as the rheological relation for the thread. The thread moves due to a constant pressure gradient, but so slowly that the quasi-static creeping flow approximation is applicable. We investigate the effect of the ratio of… (More)