Thermocapillary convection in a liquid bridge subjected to interfacial cooling
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Influence of heat loss through interface on a supercritical three-dimensional thermoconvective flow in a long liquid bridge is numerically investigated under terrestrial conditions. A flow in a high Prandtl number liquid surrounded by an ambient gas of constant temperature is simulated for the large aspect ratio, Γ=1.8. It is shown that the heat loss plays a significant role in the flow dynamics. It modifies both the flow and the liquid temperature field. Moreover, for the relatively large aspect ratio and a high Prandtl number liquid the heat loss from interface leads to destabilization of the flow.
KeywordsDirect Numerical Simulation Liquid Bridge Biot Number Large Aspect Ratio Thermocapillary Convection
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