- Kimura, Shigeo and Bejan, Adrian, BUCKLING OF A VERTICAL LIQUID COLUMN.,
Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 105 no. 4
pp. 469 - 473 .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This paper documents the sinuous flow of a vertical water column which impinges on a horizontal surface. It is shown experimentally that the solid obstacle buckles the column into a plane sinuous (static) shape whose wavelength scales with the local column diameter. The measured ratio (buckling wavelength)/(column diameter) is of order pi /2, in agreement with the buckling theory of inviscid flow.
FLOW OF WATER;