Effect of interfacial heat transfer on the onset of oscillatory convection in liquid bridge

Abstract : In present study, effect of interfacial heat transfer with ambient gas on the onset of oscillatory convection in a liquid bridge of large Prandtl number on the ground is systematically investigated by the method of linear stability analyses. With both the constant and linear ambient air temperature distributions, the numerical results show that the interfacial heat transfer modifies the free-surface temperature distribution directly and then induces a steeper temperature gradient on the middle part of the free surface, which may destabilize the convection. On the other hand, the interfacial heat transfer restrains the temperature disturbances on the free surface, which may stabilize the convection. The two coupling effects result in a complex dependence of the stability property on the Biot number. Effects of melt free-surface deformation on the critical conditions of the oscillatory convection were also investigated. Moreover, to better understand the mechanism of the instabilities, rates of kinetic energy change and ''thermal " energy change of the critical disturbances were investigated
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Bo Xun, Kai Li, Paul G. Chen, Wen-Rui Hu. Effect of interfacial heat transfer on the onset of oscillatory convection in liquid bridge. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, 2009, 52 (19-20), pp.4211-4220. ⟨10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2009.04.008⟩. ⟨hal-01307193⟩

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