Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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Metastable equilibrium of fluids with surface tension

Author: Epifanio G. Virga
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 46 (1988), 217-228
MSC: Primary 58E30; Secondary 49F10, 49F22, 53A10, 58E12, 76E99, 76T05
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/950598
MathSciNet review: 950598
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Abstract: This paper deals with the effects of the surface tension on the equilibrium of fluids. It shows that, when a fluid with an incompressible fluid inclusion is put in a fluid environment kept at constant pressure, equilibrium configurations may arise whose character of stability is affected by the sign of the perturbations of the environmental pressure. Such configurations we refer to as metastable.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/950598
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