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Stream break into droplet

  1. Mar 16, 2010 #1
    I was just wondering, is there any equation which predicts when does a stream of liquid( e.g water, ethanol) break into droplets? i think it relates to the speed and diameter of the stream, probably also with diameter, but i cannot find any equations which governs the rule
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    google "rayleigh instability".
     
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