Selection Principle of Optimal Profiles for Immiscible Multi-Fluid Hele-Shaw Flows and Stabilization Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we discuss a previously unknown selection principle of optimal viscous configurations for immiscible multi-fluid Hele-Shaw flows that have emerged from numerical experiments on three- and four-layer flows. Moreover, numerical investigation on four-layer flows shows evidence of four-layer systems which are almost completely stabilizing. Simple physical mechanisms that explain both of these findings are discussed. 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Daripa, P., & Ding, X.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Daripa, Prabir||Ding, Xueru

publication date

  • January 2013