ICCM Conferences, The 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2017)

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Stretching of Viscous Threads
Jonathan Wylie

Last modified: 2017-07-05


We investigate the motion of slender axisymmetric highly viscous threads that are extended either by gravity or by an applied stretching force. Using matched asymptotic expansions, we obtain solutions for the full initial-boundary-value problem and show how inertia ultimately must become important. The solution allows us to understand the complicated mechanisms that underlie highly persistent filaments.

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