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Small- and waiting-time behavior of the thin-film equation.

Blowey, J. F. and King, J. R. and Langdon, S. (2007) 'Small- and waiting-time behavior of the thin-film equation.', SIAM journal on applied mathematics., 67 (6). pp. 1776-1807.


We consider the small-time behavior of interfaces of zero contact angle solutions to the thin-film equation. For a certain class of initial data, through asymptotic analyses, we deduce a wide variety of behavior for the free boundary point. These are supported by extensive numerical simulations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Thin-film, Waiting-time, Interface, Nonlinear degenerate parabolic.
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Publisher statement:©2007 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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Date deposited:29 August 2008
Date of first online publication:October 2007
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