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Nonlinear Spatial Instability of a Film Coating on a Plate

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S. K. Agrawal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bhagalpur College, Bhagalpur, India

S. P. Lin

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 42(3), 580-583 (Sep 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423645 History: Received January 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

The problem of nonlinear hydrodynamic stability of a film coating on a surface subject to spatially varying disturbances is formulated and solved. The characteristics of the wavy surface of the film resulting from the nonlinear stability are predicted and compared with the known experimental observations.

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