On axisymmetric creeping flows involving a hybrid droplet Academic Article uri icon


  • The Stokes flow involving a hybrid droplet submerged in an immiscible liquid is considered. The droplet has a two-sphere geometry with the two spherical surfaces intersecting orthogonally. The types of hybrid droplet considered here include (i) vapor–solid; (ii) vapor–vapor; and (iii) vapor–liquid, with the first two being limiting cases of (iii). It is assumed that the surface tension is sufficiently large so that the interfaces have uniform curvature. In a constructive and simple manner, steady state solutions of Stokes equations involving such configurations are constructed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Palaniappan, D., & Daripa, P.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM