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Collapse of the soap-film bridge - Quasistatic descriptionObservations of the collapse of a soap-film bridge from a connected to a disconnected state are recorded. The equilibrium framework for this nonequilibrium event is classical. Experiments confirm predictions of stable and unstable equilibria. A quasistatic description is introduced for the dynamic states to extend the static theory. It is found to adequately describe the collapse trajectory while the bridge is still connected.
Document ID
19930066539
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Cryer, Steven A. (Dow Elanco Midland, MI, United States)
Steen, Paul H. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume: 154
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0021-9797
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG3-801
Distribution Limits
Public
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