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Sinking of a horizontal cylinder.

Abstract:
We study the sinking of a dense cylinder initially supported horizontally at an air-water interface and then released. The sinking motion is studied experimentally and agrees quantitatively with a simple hydrodynamic model of the process. In particular, our model predicts that the time taken for the cylinder to become immersed in the liquid should be tsink approximately theta((lc/g)1/2), where lc is the capillary length and g the acceleration due to gravity, in good agreement with what is observed experimentally.
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Publisher copy:
10.1021/la0533260
Journal:
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
7
Pages:
2972-2974
Publication date:
2006-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-5827
ISSN:
0743-7463
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:187624
UUID:
uuid:a8bb5909-3274-415a-9b19-dfadaaac03e5
Local pid:
pubs:187624
Source identifiers:
187624
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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