Spinning jets [article]

Jens Eggers, Michael P. Brenner
1999 arXiv   pre-print
A fluid jet with a finite angular velocity is subject to centripetal forces in addition to surface tension forces. At fixed angular momentum, centripetal forces become large when the radius of the jet goes to zero. We study the possible importance of this observation for the pinching of a jet within a slender jet model. A linear stability analysis shows the model to break down at low viscosities. Numerical simulations indicate that angular momentum is expelled from the pinch region so fast that
more » ... it becomes asymptotically irrelevant in the limit of the neck radius going to zero.
arXiv:physics/9912009v1 fatcat:7gupuavr3rd7tgjenyev6am6pu