Fluid Dynamics at Interfaces

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This book describes current research and applications in interfacial fluid dynamics and stability. It is organized around five topics: Benard and thermocapillary instabilities, shear- and pressure-induced instabilities, waves and dispersions, multiphase systems, and complex flows. Chapters have been contributed by internationally recognized experts, both theoreticians and experimentalists.. "Because of the range and importance of topics discussed, this book will interest a broad audience of graduate students, faculty, and researchers in mechanical, aerospace, materials, and chemical engineering, as well as in applied mathematics and physics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521135160
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Pt. I Benard and Thermocapillary Instabilities 1
1 Nonlinear Dynamics of Thin Evaporating Liquid Films Subject to Internal Heat Generation 3
2 The Effect of Air Height on the Pattern Formation in Liquid-Air Bilayer Convection 15
3 The Third Type of Benard Convection Induced by Evaporation 31
4 Waves Generated by Surface-Tension Gradients and Instability 43
5 Thermocapillary-Coriolis Instabilities 57
Pt. II Shear and Pressure Driven Instabilities 71
6 Control of Instability in a Liquid Film Flow 73
7 Three-Dimensional Waves in Thin Liquid Films 85
8 Modulation Wave Dynamics of Kinematic Interfacial Waves 99
9 Multifilm Flow Down an Inclined Plane: Simulations Based on the Lubrication Approximation and Normal-Mode Decomposition of Linear Waves 112
10 Spatial Evolution of Interfacial Waves in Gas-Liquid Flows 129
11 The Shear Breakup of an Immiscible Fluid Interface 142
12 Two-Fluid-Layer Flow Stability 156
Pt. III Waves and Dispersion 169
13 On Modeling Unsteady Fully Nonlinear Dispersive Interfacial Waves 171
14 Instabilities in the Coupled Equatorial Ocean-Atmosphere System 179
15 Large-Amplitude Solitary Wave on a Pycnocline and Its Instability 198
16 Stability and Pattern Selection in Parametrically Driven Surface Waves 211
17 Deformation and Rupture in Confined, Thin Liquid Films Driven by Thermocapillarity 221
18 Linear and Nonlinear Waves in Flowing Water 234
19 Pinned-Edge Faraday Waves 246
20 Interfacial Shapes in the Steady Flow of a Highly Viscous Dispersed Phase 254
Pt. IV Multiphase Systems 263
21 Interaction between Fluid Flows and Flexible Structures 265
22 Numerical Treatment of Moving Interfaces in Phase-Change Processes 278
23 Accuracy and Convergence of Continuum Surface-Tension Models 294
24 Interaction of Convection and Solidification at Fluid-Solid Interfaces 306
25 Interfacial Motion of a Molten Layer Subject to Plasma Heating 320
26 The Fluid Mechanics of Premelted Liquid Films 339
27 Recent Advances in Lattice Boltzmann Methods 352
28 Bubble Dynamics in Heterogeneous Boiling Heat Transfer 364
Pt. V Complex Flows 379
29 Heat, Mass, and Momentum Exchanges between Outer Flow and Separation Bubble behind a Single Backward-facing Step with Gas Injection from One Duct Wall 381
30 A Moving Boundary Problem Arising from Stratigraphic Modeling 393
31 Convection Generated by Lateral Heating of a Solute Gradient: Review and Extension 403
32 Heat Conduction from a Solid Particle and the Force on It in Stokes Flow in a Fluid with Position-Dependent Physical Properties 413
33 Radiation-Affected Ignition Phenomena with Solid-Gas Interaction 427
34 Biomagnetic Fluid Dynamics 439
The Man I Know: Chia-Shun Yih, July 25, 1918-April 25, 1997 453
Index 459
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