In this paper, we examine the effect of heat transfer at the free encapsulant-air surface on thermocapillary flow in a rectangular melt-encapsulant double-layer fluid structure. We show that increased heat transfer to the double-layer system through the free surface weakens thermocapillary convection in the encapsulant phase and enhances the convection in the melt phase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung|
|State||Published - Mar 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes