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An introduction to hydrodynamic stability
Published in Springer New York
Pages: 131 - 147
In this chapter, our objective is twofold: (1) to describe common physical mechanisms which cause flows to become unstable, and (2) to introduce recent viewpoints on the subject. In the former, we present some well-known instabilities, and also discuss how surface tension and viscosity can act as both stabilisers and destabilisers. The field has gone through a somewhat large upheaval over the last two decades, with the understanding of algebraic growth of disturbances, and of absolute instability. In the latter part we touch upon these aspects. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media LLC.
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JournalData powered by TypesetRheology of Complex Fluids
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