Volume 83, Number 5, September 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||02 September 2008|
Observations of a variety of drainage patterns in bamboo foams
School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin - Dublin 2, Ireland
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 July 2008
We have explored the patterns of drainage in a bamboo foam, i.e. a foam consisting of an arrangement of parallel soap films with equidistant spacing. We find an intriguing variety of such patterns, both static and dynamic. All involve the formation of drainage channels at the wall of the column, which are variously arranged and in some cases rotating and oscillating.
PACS: 47.54.-r – Fluid dynamics: Pattern selection; pattern formation / 47.20.Ky – Flow instabilities: Nonlinearity, bifurcation, and symmetry breaking / 82.70.Rr – Aerosols and foams
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