Accession Number : ADA130497

Title :   The Effect of Surface Tension on the Shape of the Kirchhoff Jet.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Vanden-Broeck,Jean-Marc

PDF Url : ADA130497

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The effect of surface tension on the shape of a two-dimensional jet emerging from an orifice is considered. It is shown that the slope of the surface profile of the jet is not continuous at the separation points. Both velocity and curvature are infinite at these points. The problem is solved numerically by series truncation. Jet profiles are presented for various values of the surface tension. In addition, perturbation solutions for both small and large values of the surface tension are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet flow, *Boundary value problems, Tension, Surface properties, Two dimensional, Perturbation theory, Orifices

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE