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A cybernetic approach to the problem of pouring flows

F. Guechi (Department of Mathematics, Ferhat Abbas University, Setif, Algeria)
H. Mekias (Department of Mathematics, Ferhat Abbas University, Setif, Algeria)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 17 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to calculate 2D free surface potential flow of a liquid poured from a container when the liquid runs along the underside of the spout.

Design/methodology/approach

The effect of surface tension is taken into consideration and gravity is neglected. The solutions for the free‐surface profiles were computed numerically using a boundary‐integral equation.

Findings

The numerical computation shows that the solutions are found for different values of α and a train of capillary waves in the far field for 4.16≤α<10.

Research limitations/implications

No solutions were found for α<4.16.

Originality/value

The study provides an application of the use of cybernetic methodology to a practical problem.

Keywords

Citation

Guechi, F. and Mekias, H. (2008), "A cybernetic approach to the problem of pouring flows", Kybernetes, Vol. 37 No. 6, pp. 749-756. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920810876954

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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