Computational investigation of unusual behavior in certain capillary tubes [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2004.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 20 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Intelligence and National Security. Office of Intelligence
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We investigate computationally two recent mathematical findings involving unusual behavior of solutions of the Young-Laplace capillary equation in cylindrical tubes of particular sections. The first concerns a configuration for which smoothing of the boundary curve at a sharp corner leads from existence to non-existence of a solution over the container section in zero gravity. The second describes a discontinuous behavior of relative rise height in nesting tubes placed vertically in an infinite reservoir. The numerical results support and quantify the mathematical predictions.
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Microgravity Science and Technology XV 4 FT
Concus, Paul; Finn, Robert; Brady, Victor.
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