Effect of Large Eccentric Rotation on the Stability of Liquid Bridges
A. Laveron-Simavilla; V. Lapuerta; J. Rodriguez; and M. A. Gonzalez

doi:10.3970/fdmp.2007.003.339
Source FDMP: Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 339-348, 2007
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Keywords Liquid bridge; Microgravity; Stability.
Abstract A cylindrical liquid bridge supported between two circular-shaped disks in isorotation is considered. The effect of an offset between the rotation axis and the axis of the two supporting disks (eccentricity) on the stability of the liquid bridge is investigated. In a previous work a numerical method used to determine the stability limit for different values of eccentricity was validated comparing these results with analytical and experimental results for small eccentricity values, recovering the same behavior. In this work we use the numerical method to extend the analysis to large values of the eccentricity, finding a change in the bifurcation diagrams. The evolution of stable and unstable shapes for different bifurcation curves is also compared.
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