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Stability of vertical films of molten glass due to evaporation

Franck Pigeonneau 1, * Helena Kocarkova 1 Florence Rouyer 2
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2 Rhéophysique
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Abstract : First, we report observations achieved on a gravitationally-driven film drainage with molten glass pointing out a stabilizing effect when temperature is larger than 1250 C. A model to describe the change of surface tension with the film thickness due to the evaporation of oxide species is proposed. A lubrication model is derived taking into account the gradient of surface tension. The final system of equations describing the mass and the momentum conservations is numerically solved by an implicit time solver using a finite difference method at a second order scheme in time and space. The numerical procedure is applied to study a film drainage of molten soda-lime-silica glass. The effect of the surface tension gradient is investigated pointing out that with an increase of 0.5 % of the surface tension over the spread of the film which is order of few centimeters, the liquid film reaches an equilibrium thickness in agreement with previous experimental work.
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Franck Pigeonneau, Helena Kocarkova, Florence Rouyer. Stability of vertical films of molten glass due to evaporation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Elsevier, 2012, 406, pp.1-19. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.04.014⟩. ⟨hal-00709176⟩



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