Effect of free surface heat transfer on thermocapillary flow in double-layer fluid structures

N. R. Gupta, H. Haj-Hariri, A. Borhan

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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