Interface Phenomena

  • Roger Prud’homme
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 94)


This chapter is devoted to interfaces of various kinds. In addition to interfaces that separate two immiscible pure fluids at mechanical and thermodynamic equilibrium, we consider moving surfaces with surface tension and internal viscosity. Heat and mass transfer can also occur through and along interfaces, and this can induce evaporation and condensation processes, chemical and thermal Marangoni effects, etc. Chemical reactions may also take place. Various miscibility scenarios can be considered too.


Boundary Layer Constitutive Relation Interfacial Layer Entropy Production Sherwood Number 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Jean Le Rond d’AlembertUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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