A geometrical constraint for capillary jet breakup

A. Córdoba, D. Córdoba, C. L. Fefferman, M. A. Fontelos

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The formation of thinning filaments is commonly observed previously to the break-up of a very viscous jet. This paper shows that a fluid under capillary forces cannot break-up through the uniform collapse of a filament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-239
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Mathematics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 10 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)


  • Free boundary problems
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • Singularities

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