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Thermocapillary Convection of Low Prandtl Number Fluid in a Shallow Cylindrical Pool

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Fang Ling, You-Rong Li, Peng Lan, Shuang-Ying Wu, Qing-Hua Chen

Chongqing University

Paper No. IMECE2006-15598, pp. 631-635; 5 pages
  • ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 2
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 5 – 10, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4785-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3790-4
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


In order to understand the characteristics of thermocapillary convection, we conducted a series of unsteady three-dimensional numerical simulations of thermocapillary convection of low Prandtl number fluid in a shallow cylindrical pool with an azimuthal nonuniform temperature, an adiabatic solid bottom and free surface. The simulation results indicate that thermocapillary convection is steady three-dimensional flow at the small Marangoni number. But when Marangoni number exceeds some critical value, the flow will undergo a transition to oscillatory three-dimensional flow. The critical conditions for the onset of oscillatory flow are determined. Details of the flow and temperature fields are discussed, and oscillation frequencies are also exhibited.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



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