Faculty Publications

Title

Measurements of surface-wave damping in a container

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Physics of Fluids

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

322

Last Page

326

Abstract

For surface waves in brimful right circular cylinders with clean interfaces and pinned contact lines, damping rates and frequencies are measured for the six lowest frequency surface-wave modes over a two-decade range of the inverse Reynolds number C. Asymptotic calculations that include viscous dissipation in both Stokes boundary layers and the bulk show good agreement with measurements for small C; the theory typically overpredicts the measured damping rates for C large. Our measurements suggest interfacial contamination may account for a previously reported discrepancy between theory and experiment. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2000

DOI of published version

10.1063/1.870310

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