"Wave Dynamics and Stability of Thin Film Flow Systems" presents the current state-of-the-art of both the fundamentals and applications of Thin Film Flow Systems and points to future directions of research. The flow of liquids in thin films on solid surfaces exists in a wide variety of naturally occurring phenomena as well as in practical operating situations of importance. Thin liquid films can be produced on smooth solid surfaces either by the action of gravity on stationary vertical or inclined planes or by the action of centrifugal forces on rotating disks. The articles cover a wide spectrum of topics that include mathematical modeling of wave evolutions of falling films, instability and transport phenomena in thin liquid films, rupture, dewetting and drop formation of thin polymer films, thin film on heterogeneous porus substrates, dynamics of viscous liquid sheets, thin films in the presence of chemical reactions and models for human tear film dynamics.
R. Usha.: Department of Mathematics Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 600036, India Ashutosh Sharma.: Department of Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur - 208016, India B. S. Dandapat.: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata - 700035, India
Nonlinear Dynamics of Thin Film Flows / Instabilities and Transport Phenomena in Liquid Thin Films / Thin-Film Thermocapillary Flows / Instability of Thin Liquid Films Falling Down Inclined Walls: Instability Tested for a Variety of Wall Boundary Conditions / Hydrodynamic Instability of a Film Flowing Down an Inclined Plane: Modelling, Mechanisms and Analogy to River Flows / Inertia Effects in Falling Liquid Films: Part I: Modelling and Regularization - Part II: Secondary Instability and 3D Waves / Thin Films in the Presence of Chemical Reactions / Cooling of Microelectronics by Thin Liquid Films / Vapor-Liquid Interface Dynamics in Film Boiling / Dynamics, Stability and Pattern Formation in Surfactant-Driven Thin Film Flows / Capillary Flow of Thin Films and Droplets on Heterogeneous, Porous Substrates / Fluid Dynamics of Viscous Liquid Sheets / Models for Human Tear Film Dynamics / Simulation of Fiber Spinning Process Using Thin-Filament Approximation / Lie Group Analysis and Thin Film Flow / Coarsening in Unstable Thin Liquid Films / Controlled Morphological Phase Separation and Patterning in Liquid Thin Films.