The effect of viscous relaxation on the spatiotemporal stability of capillary jets

  title={The effect of viscous relaxation on the spatiotemporal stability of capillary jets},
  author={Alejandro Sevilla},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={204 - 226}
  • A. Sevilla
  • Published 2 September 2011
  • Physics
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Abstract The linear spatiotemporal stability properties of axisymmetric laminar capillary jets with fully developed initial velocity profiles are studied for large values of both the Reynolds number, $\mathit{Re}= Q/ (\lrm{\pi} a\nu )$, and the Froude number, $\mathit{Fr}= {Q}^{2} / ({\lrm{\pi} }^{2} g{a}^{5} )$, where $a$ is the injector radius, $Q$ the volume flow rate, $\nu $ the kinematic viscosity and $g$ the gravitational acceleration. The downstream development of the basic flow and its… 
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