Spreading of a thin two-dimensional strip of fluid on a vertical plane: Experiments and modeling

A. G. González, J. Diez, J. Gomba, R. Gratton, L. Kondic

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The thin-film flow of a constant volume of silicon oil spreading down a glass plate was investigated. The initial condition was generated from a horizontal fluid filament. Two optical diagnostic method, one based on an anamorphic system and the other on the Schlieren method were used. The film thickness profile and the evolution of the moving contact line were estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026309
Pages (from-to)026309-1-026309-18
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability

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