PhD Projects with John Billingham
Drops climbing uphill on an oscillating plane
In a recent paper
(Brunet, Eggers and Deegan, Phys.
99, 144501) it was shown that small drops of fluid
can climb up an oscillating, inclined plane. In collaboration with
Eugene Benilov at the University of Limerick, I have been studying
various models of this process. We think that surface tension and
inertia are the key ingredients that explain this phenomenon. In this
project, you would investigate various models of this process.The project will involve: (i)
numerical solution of the governing equations, (ii) asymptotic solution
governing equations, (iii) comparison with experimental data.