BUCKLING OF A VERTICAL LIQUID COLUMN.

This paper documents the sinuous flow of a vertical water column which impinges on a horizontal surface. It is shown experimentally that the solid obstacle buckles the column into a plane sinuous (static) shape whose wavelength scales with the local column diameter. The measured ratio (buckling wavelength)/(column diameter) is of order pi /2, in agreement with the buckling theory of inviscid flow.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kimura, S; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1983

Published In

  • Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 469 - 473

Citation Source

  • SciVal