Instability of Non-Newtonian Liquid Jets Curved by Gravity

  • J. Uddin
  • S. P. Decent
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 15)


A slender jet model is used to describe the instability of a curved liquid jet falling under gravity. The fluid is modelled as an inelastic non-Newtonian fluid obeying the Carreau model. A linear instability analysis is performed to examine the behaviour of the most unstable wavenumber and growth rate of instabilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Uddin
    • 1
  • S. P. Decent
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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