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A Deformation and a Break of Hanging Thin Film under Microgravity Conditions

A. Ovcharova1, N.Stankous2

Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, RUSSIA.
National University, La Jolla, CA, USA. E-mail:

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2007, 3(4), 349-356.


We consider a deformation of a thin film which is hanging between two solid flat walls under thermal load action. A two-dimensional model is applied to describe the motion of thin layers of viscous nonisothermal liquid under microgravity conditions. The model is based on the Navier-Stokes equations. A numerical analysis of the influence of thermal loads on the deformation and break of freely hanging thin films has been carried out. The mutual influence of capillary and thermo-capillary forces on thin film free surface position has been shown. The results of model problem solutions are presented.


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Ovcharova, A., , N. (2007). A Deformation and a Break of Hanging Thin Film under Microgravity Conditions. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 3(4), 349–356.

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