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Existence of Moffatt vortices at a moving contact line between two fluids

Febres Soria, Mijail and Legendre, Dominique Existence of Moffatt vortices at a moving contact line between two fluids. (2017) Physical Review Fluids, 2 (11). 114002/1-114002/2. ISSN 2469-990X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.114002


According to Kirkinis and Davis [J. Fluid Mech. 746, R3 (2014)], the motion of a contact line can produce a sequence of moving eddies, commonly known as Moffatt vortices. In this work, we extend the formulation given in Kirkinis and Davis for the moving contact line between two viscous fluids and a nonzero static contact angle, and we consider the flow structure in the corner between the interface and the wall. In particular, we discuss the condition for observing Moffatt vortices and we demonstrate that an infinite series of Moffatt vortices cannot be observed considering a Navier-slip boundary condition.

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Additional Information:Thanks to APS editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at https://journals.aps.org/prfluids/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.114002
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:15 May 2018 14:23

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