- Stockman, M.G. and Bejan, A., The nonaxisymmetric (buckling) flow regime of fast capillary jets,
Phys. Fluids (USA), vol. 25 no. 9
pp. 1506 - 11 [1.863937] .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
Reports an experimental study of the nonaxisymmetric flow of a fast liquid jet discharging into the atmosphere. The nonaxisymmetric shape of the jet was photographed and subjected to a wavelength analysis. The results of the wavelength analysis demonstrate that the jet shape is governed by a narrow band of wavelengths associated with a characteristic value λmax which scales with the jet diameter D. It is shown that the experimental observations are in agreement with predictions based on hydrodynamic stability theory and buckling theory