Velocity selection for Taylor bubbles

David A. Kessler, Herbert 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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5462-5465
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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