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Falling Liquid Films
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This research monograph gives a detailed review of the state-of-the-art theoretical methodologies for the analysis of dissipative wave dynamics and pattern formation on the surface of a film falling down a planar, inclined substrate. This prototype is an open-flow hydrodynamic instability representing an excellent paradigm for the study of complexity in active nonlinear media with energy supply, dissipation and dispersion. Whenever possible, the link between theory and experiments is illustrated and the development of order-of-magnitude estimates and scaling arguments is used to facilitate the understanding of the underlying basic physics. It will be of benefit to a variety of readers, including advanced graduate students interested in interfacial fluid mechanics, researchers working on the theoretical and experimental aspects of thin film flows, and engineers whose work involves thin films, either isothermal or heated.
Springer; September 2011
445 pages; ISBN 9781848823679
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