Rupture of Thin Power-Law Liquid Film on a Cylinder

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Rama Subba Reddy Gorla

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115e-mail: gorla@csaxp.csuohio.edu

J. Appl. Mech 68(2), 294-297 (Nov 02, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1355033 History: Received May 07, 1999; Revised November 02, 2000
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Flow model for the thin film flow
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Film thickness distribution at the rupture time
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Rupture time versus cylinder radius
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Minimum film thickness versus time



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