Flexural perturbations of free jets of maxwell and Doi-Edwards liquids

A. L. Yarin

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Flexural perturbations of high-velocity free jets of drop liquids moving in air are reinforced by the fact that the air pressure on the concave sections of the jet surface is greater than on the convex sections. The linear and nonlinear stages of development of flexural perturbations were studied in [1-5] for viscous Newtonian fluids. The effect of elastic stresses in the fluid on the growth of flexural perturbations of jets was first examined in [6], where it was assumed in an analysis of the growth of small disturbances that surface tension was constant along the jet, i.e., the investigators actually studied a tensed string. The studies [7, 8] examined the linear stage of growth of flexural perturbations of jets of Maxwell liquids. Our goal here is to analyze the dynamics of long-wave flexural perturbations of jets of viscoelastic fluids in both the linear and nonlinear stages of development. The rheological behavior of the fluid is described by two models - the phenomenological (Maxwell) model and the physical-molecular (Doi-Edwards) model. It is shown that the disturbances are oscillatory in character in the nonlinear stage of development. Meanwhile, the results of calculations performed with the Maxwell (M) and Doi-Edwards (DE) rheological models in the given problem agree with each other quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-836
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Nov


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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