Scaling relations of viscous fingers in anisotropic hele-shaw cells

Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Kazutaka Noto

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)


    Viscous fingers in a channel with surface tension anisotropy are numerically studied. Scaling relations between the tip velocity v, the tip radius ρ, and the pressure gradient P x are investigated for two kinds of boundary conditions of pressure, when ν is sufficiently large. The power-law relations for the anisotropic viscous fingers are compared with two-dimensional dendritic growth. The exponents of the power-law relations are theoretically evaluated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number024601
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Physics and Astronomy


    Dive into the research topics of 'Scaling relations of viscous fingers in anisotropic hele-shaw cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this