Singular Perturbation of Smoothly Evolving Hele-Shaw Solutions

Michael Siegel, Saleh Tanveer

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We present analytical scaling results, confirmed by accurate numerics, to show that there exists a class of smoothly evolving zero surface tension solutions to the Hele-Shaw problem that are significantly perturbed by an arbitrarily small amount of surface tension in order one time.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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