Velocity Selection for Taylor Bubbles

D. Kessler, H Levine

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We study the rise of an infinitely long, two-dimensional gas bubble in a tube. Using a boundary-integral formulation, we demonstrate the existence of a novel form of the surface-tension-induced solvability mechanism originally discovered for the Saffman-Taylor finger. We interpret our findings with the help of a local model caricature of the flow equations.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5462-5465
JournalPhysical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1989


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