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Weakly Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Condensate/Evaporating Power-Law Liquid Film Down an Inclined Plane

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R. Usha, B. Uma

Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai 600 036, India

J. Appl. Mech 70(6), 915-923 (Jan 05, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1631592 History: Received March 03, 2002; Revised April 23, 2003; Online January 05, 2004
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Figures

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Schematic representation of a thin film flow down an inclined plane
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Neutral stability curves for isothermal, condensate, and evaporating films
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Growth rate for different values of phase change parameter, (a) isothermal film flow, (b) condensate film flow, (c) evaporating film flow
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Neutral stability curve in the α-n plane: (a) isothermal film flow, (b) condensate film flow, (c) evaporating film flow
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Amplitude and nonlinear wave speed of supercritical wave for different values of n, (a) isothermal film flow, (b) condensate film flow, (c) evaporating film flow
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Amplitude and nonlinear wave speed of subcritical wave for different values of n; (a) isothermal film flow, (b) condensate film flow, (c) evaporating film flow

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