We revisit the canonical Rayleigh-Taylor instability and investigate the case of a thin film of fluid upon the underside of an inclined plane. The presence of a natural flow along the plane competes with the conventional droplet forming instability. In particular, experiments reveal that no drops form for inclinations greater than a critical value. These features are rationalized in the context of the absolute/convective analysis conducted in this article.
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Research Article| August 21 2015
Rayleigh-Taylor instability under an inclined plane
Adam Damiano ;
Gioele Balestra ;
P.-T. Brun, Adam Damiano, Pierre Rieu, Gioele Balestra, François Gallaire; Rayleigh-Taylor instability under an inclined plane. Physics of Fluids 1 August 2015; 27 (8): 084107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4927857
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