IUTAM Symposium on Free Surface Flows

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Birmingham, United Kingdom, 10–14 July 2000

  • A. C. King
  • Y. D. Shikhmurzaev

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yulii D. Shikhmurzaev
    Pages 19-28
  3. Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck
    Pages 29-38
  4. Dominique Astruc, Stéphan Fauve
    Pages 39-46
  5. J. Billingham, E. O. Tuck
    Pages 47-54
  6. John R. Blake, Giles S. Keen
    Pages 55-62
  7. Mark J. Cooker
    Pages 63-70
  8. S. P. Decent, A. C. King
    Pages 81-88
  9. C. Duquennoy, O. Lebaigue, J. Magnaudet
    Pages 89-98
  10. G. A. El, R.H.J. Grimshaw
    Pages 99-106
  11. Leslie Hocking
    Pages 121-128
  12. M. K. Horsburgh, O. E. Jensen
    Pages 137-144
  13. John R. King
    Pages 153-160

About these proceedings


Free surface flows arise in the natural world, physical and biological sciences and in some areas of modern technology and engineering. Exam­ ples include the breaking of sea waves on a harbour wall, the transport of sloshing fluids in partly filled containers, and the design of micronozzles for high speed ink-jet printing. Apart from the intrinsic mathematical challenge in describing and solving the governing equations, there are usually important environmental, safety and engineering features which need to be analysed and controlled. A rich variety of techniques has been developed over the past two decades to facilitate this analysis; singular perturbations, dynamical systems, and the development of sophisticated numerical codes. The extreme and sometimes violent nature of some free surface flows taxes these methods to the limit. The work presented at the symposium addressed these limits and can be loosely classified into four areas: (i) Axisymmetric free surface flows. There are a variety of problems in the printing, glass, fertiliser and fine chemical industries in which threads of fluid are made and controlled. Presentations were made in the areas of pinch-off for inviscid and viscous threads of fluid, recoil effects after droplet formation and the control of instability by forced vibration. (ii) Dynamic wetting. The motion of three phase contact lines, which are formed at the junction between two fluids and a solid, plays an important role in fluid mechanics.


dynamics fluid mechanics instability mechanics solid stability torsion waves

Editors and affiliations

  • A. C. King
    • 1
  • Y. D. Shikhmurzaev
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0796-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3854-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0796-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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