Making small things

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 9:40am - 10:20am
EE/CS 3-180
Jens Eggers (University of Bristol)
Singularities, Free surface flows

Abstract: Viscous flow is extremely effective in deforming a free
surface into very sharp features such as tips or cups. Under increased
driving such free surface singularities may turn unstable, and
give way to secondary structures. In particular, this may be turned
into a method to manufacture small things by using the nonlinear
character of the equations of hydrodynamics.

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