Stability of viscous long liquid filaments

@article{Driessen2013StabilityOV,
  title={Stability of viscous long liquid filaments},
  author={T. W. Driessen and Roger Jeurissen and Herman Wijshoff and Federico Toschi and Detlef Lohse},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={062109}
}
We study the collapse of an axisymmetric liquid filament both analytically and by means of a numerical model. The liquid filament, also known as ligament, may either collapse stably into a single droplet or break up into multiple droplets. The dynamics of the filament are governed by the viscosity and the aspect ratio, and the initial perturbations of its surface. We find that the instability of long viscous filaments can be completely explained by the Rayleigh-Plateau instability, whereas a… 

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