Open Questions and Suggestions for Further Research

  • S. KalliadasisEmail author
  • C. Ruyer-Quil
  • B. Scheid
  • M. G. Velarde
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 176)


In this final chapter, we present a number of open questions that still demand an answer. Our hope is to motivate further research devoted to the fascinating dynamics of falling film flows. We also believe that the methodology developed in Chap. 6, and applied to isothermal film flows (Chaps. 7 and 8) and to heated film flows (Chap. 9), can be extended to a wide variety of problems which have not been described in previous chapters. Some of them are discussed here.


Debris Flow Contact Line Marangoni Effect Shaw Cell Chemical Engineering Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kalliadasis
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Ruyer-Quil
    • 2
  • B. Scheid
    • 3
  • M. G. Velarde
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire FASTUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)ParisFrance
  3. 3.TIPs—Fluid Physics UnitUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Instituto PluridisciplinarUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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