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Complex short-time and small-scale behavior of fluid interfaces : A few case studies

Author:
Mayer, Hans C
Degree Supervisor:
Rouslan Krechetnikov
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Mechanical engineering
Keywords:
Coating flow
Sloshing
Soap films
Tip-streaming
Water impact
Genres:
Online resources and Dissertations, Academic
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

In this work, several case studies involving complex short-time and small-scale behavior of fluid interfaces are presented. The case studies themselves are essentially unique --- involving various forces and effects (mechanical, chemical, electromagnetic, and thermal), and requiring different experimental techniques in order to elucidate the nature of the phenomena and to address the open questions. Some of the phenomena we explore are familiar to most individuals, for example spilling coffee while walking, the formation of a splash due to the impact of a solid object on a liquid surface, or the bursting of soap films. Others are not, like the behavior of coating flows, or the seemingly self-sustained behavior of micro-scale droplet formation using surfactant gradients. But all share intriguing questions, and interesting answers. This tour through a variety of interfacial phenomena has at its purpose, the goal of answering important open questions. The answers serve to verify existing theoretical predictions, resolve disputes between competing theories, and reveal the nature of previously reported behaviors.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (452 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3bz65v3
ISBN:
9781339671147
Catalog System Number:
004653456
Rights:
In Copyright
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