Volume 76, Number 2, October 2006
|Page(s)||236 - 242|
|Section||Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics|
|Published online||22 September 2006|
Bursting of a fluid film in a viscous environment
Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes, UMR 7636 du CNRS, ESPCI 75005 Paris, France
Accepted: 25 August 2006
The dynamics of break-up of soap films is usually limited by an inertial resistance. We present here experimental results on the retraction of a fluid sheet in a viscous atmosphere. The border of the film is observed to form a rim, which retracts at a constant velocity. Contrasting with usual soap films, the bursting dynamics is limited by the friction arising from the presence of a viscous environment. A simple model is developed to explain these results.
PACS: 47.55.N- – Interfacial flows / 68.03.Cd – Surface tension and related phenomena / 68.15.+e – Liquid thin films
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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