Spatiotemporal instability of a confined capillary jet

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Herrada, Miguel A.
Ganan-Calvo, Alfonso M.
Guillot, Pierre
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Recent experimental studies on the instability appearance of capillary jets have revealed the capabilities of linear spatiotemporal instability analysis to predict the parametrical map where steady jetting or dripping takes place. In this work, we present an extensive analytical, numerical and experimental analysis of confined capillary jets extending previous studies. We propose an extended, accurate analytic model in the limit of low Reynolds flows, and introduce a numerical scheme to predict the system response when the liquid inertia is not negligible. Theoretical predictions show a remarkable accuracy with results from the extensive experimental exploration provided.
Comment: Submitted to the Physical Review E (20-March-2008)
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Physics - Fluid Dynamics
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