Interfacial Phenomena

  • Amir FaghriEmail author
  • Yuwen Zhang


This chapter introduces the interfacial concepts of surface tension, wetting phenomena, and contact angle, which are followed by a discussion on motion induced by capillarity. The interfacial balances and boun2dary conditions for mass, momentum, energy, and species for multicomponent and multiphase systems are presented. This chapter also delineates heat and mass transfer through the thin film region during evaporation and condensation, including the effect of interfacial resistance and disjoining pressure. The dynamics of interfaces, including stability and wave effects, are also presented in this chapter. Finally, a review is given on the numerical simulation of interfaces.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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