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ABSTRACT: In the framework of the small amplitude Rayleigh–Taylor instability model, one derives an equation describing an evolution of a free surface shape of a thin layer of a viscous magnetic fluid located on the lower side of a horizontal flat plate under a uniform tangential magnetic field. The analytical expressions for a velocity field and a timedependent pressure perturbation in the fluid layer are obtained. The influence of the magnetic field upon the Rayleigh–Taylor instability is examined. Obtained theoretical results are compared with the experimental observations of the final stage of the disintegration of the layer. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 08/1999; · 2.00 Impact Factor

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ABSTRACT: We consider a viscous magnetic fluid layer in a uniform horizontal magnetic field. The upper boundary of the layer is a horizontal rigid wall, and the lower boundary is a free surface. It is assumed that at the initial instant the free surface represents a randomly weakly deformed horizontal plane. A dispersion relation for the waves in a layer of arbitrary thickness is obtained within the framework of the linearized system of ferrohydrodynamic equations describing the evolution of spatial perturbations. We investigate theoretically and experimentally the effect of tangential magnetic field on the breakdown of a thin layer. Fluid Dynamics 01/1998; 33(5). · 0.31 Impact Factor

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ABSTRACT: The problem of a magnetic liquid which completely fills a vertical cylindrical cavity in an undeformable horizontal layer
of a magnet having the same magnetic properties as the liquid is considered. The entire system is immersed in a uniform vertical
magnetic field. in a linear formulation of the problem an approximate solution in the form of series is obtained for the evolution
of an initial small deviation of the free surface of the liquid from its flat equilibrium shape. An experiment is performed
which shows that the initially flat free surface takes on a stable domed shape as the field strength is increased (from zero)
and that a further increase in the field in a certain restricted range leads to the formation of an annular corrugation. The
structures observed, which are the result of the nonlinear stage in the development of the initial perturbation, are qualitatively
similar to the first two modes of the solution obtained. Technical Physics 12/1997; 43(1):1926. · 0.55 Impact Factor