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The Preparation of Clean Water Surfaces for Fluid Mechanics

  • John C. Scott

Abstract

This paper describes the criteria used in the preparation and characterization of clean and controlled water surfaces for experimental fluid mechanics. Small levels of surface contamination are shown to be capable of changing the whole character of certain free surface flows. The basis on which a surface can be considered clean is discussed, and acceptable techniques for determining the presence or absence of surface-active contamination are outlined.

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Surface Tension Fluid Mechanic Surface Viscosity Wilhelmy Plate Potassium Permanganate Solution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Fluid Mechanics Research InstituteUniversity of EssexColchesterEngland

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