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The energy-Casimir stability method, also known as the Arnold stability method, has been widely used in fluid dynamical applications to derive sufficient conditions for nonlinear stability. The most commonly studied system is two-dimensional Euler flow. It is shown that the set of two-dimensional...
A linear perturbation theory is developed to investigate the interface instabilities of a radially-expanding, liquid jet in cylindrical geometries. The theory is applied to rapidly spreading droplets upon collision with solid surfaces as the fundamental mechanism behind splashing. The analysis is...