The nonaxisymmetric (buckling) flow regime of fast capillary jets

This paper reports an experimental study of the nonaxisymmetric flow of a fast liquid jet discharging into the atmosphere. The nonaxisymmetric shape of the jet was photographed and subjected to a wavelength analysis. The results of the wavelength analysis demonstrate that the jet shape is governed by a narrow band of wavelengths associated with a characteristic value λ max which scales with the jet diameter D. It is shown that the experimental observations are in agreement with predictions based on hydrodynamic stability theory and buckling theory. © 1982 American Institute of Physics.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stockman, MG; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1506 - 1511

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9171

Citation Source

  • SciVal