Study on the transition mechanism of thermocapillary convection in a liquid bridge

Atsuki Komiya, Satoshi Matsumoto, Shinichi Yoda

研究成果: Conference article査読


In this paper, the transition mechanism from steady to oscillatory flow of thermocapillary convection (Marangoni convection) is investigated. Two-dimensional simulations with several liquid bridge sizes were conducted in order to clarify the dependency of liquid bridge size on the onset of oscillatory flow. The results show that the formation of velocity distribution on free surface is closely related to temperature dependency of kinematic viscosity and it has influence upon the onset of oscillation. From these results, a basic model for understanding of transition mechanism of Marangoni convection was proposed. In this model, the inertial force generated on free surface and the concept of fluid instability were considered. A novel dimensionless parameter which indicates the onset condition of oscillation, effective Marangoni number, was also proposed and evaluated.

ジャーナルAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
出版ステータスPublished - 2004 12月 1
イベント10th International Conference of Pacific Basin Societies, ISCOPS - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2003 12月 102003 12月 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 宇宙惑星科学


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