Interface stability analysis of a gel material surrounded by air

Carlos A. Garavito Garzon, M. Carme Calderer, Satish Kumar

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We study the stability of small amplitude harmonic perturbation at the interface of a gel material surrounded by air. The equations describing the system's dynamics are solved using classical perturbation methods. Assuming that the amplitude decays over time, we establish conditions for the system to return to its equilibrium state. The proposed model includes the effect of the boundary conditions and can be extended to more general situation in which the material is surrounded by an arbitrary fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematical and Computational Aspects of Materials Science
EditorsF. Otto, D. Margetis, C. Calderer, R. Lipton
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806283
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2014 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2014Dec 5 2014

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2014 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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