Thermocapillary breakdown of thin (0.3-0.7 mm) horizontal layers of liquid (ethanol) when heated from a localized hot spot was investigated experimentally. The effects of layer thickness and the surface properties of the substrates on the breakdown dynamics were studied. Visualization and control of the liquid layer were carried out using schlieren and shadowgraphy techniques. Main steps of the breakdown process were determined and average velocity of the dry spot formation was measured. Significant influence of the substrate properties on breakdown dynamics has been found. It was shown that one of the main factors affecting the dynamics of layer breakdown and the formation of dry spots in the heating area besides the thermocapillary effect is evaporation.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Nov 2016|
|Event||International Symposium and School of Young Scientists on Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, IPHT 2016 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 2 Mar 2016 → 4 Mar 2016