Steadily growing viscous fingers in anisotropic Hele-Shaw cells

Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Kazutaka Noto

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    We investigate viscous fingers under the influence of surface tension anisotropy. Steady solutions in a channel are numerically solved using the Newton method. We study relations among the tip velocity v, the tip radius ρ and the pressure gradient Px. Power law relations are found in a parameter range, but the anisotropic viscous fingers do not always satisfy the relations such as υρ2 = const. satisfied by dendrites in crystal growth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number044402
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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