Interfacial Phenomena and Convection

Interfacial Phenomena and Convection

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Interfacial phenomena driven by heat or mass transfer are widespread in science and various branches of engineering. Research in this area has become quite active in recent years, attributable in part, at least, to the entry of physicists and their sophisticated experimental techniques into the field. Until now, however, the field has lacked a readable account of the recent developments. Interfacial Phenomena and Convection remedies this problem by furnishing a self-contained monograph that examines a rich variety of phenomena in which interfaces pay a crucial role. From a unified perspective that embraces physical chemistry, fluid mechanics, and applied mathematics, the authors study recent developments related to the Marangoni effect, including patterned convection and instabilities, oscillatory/wavy phenomena, and turbulent phenomena. They examine Benard layers subjected to transverse and longitudinal thermal gradients and phenomena involving surface tension gradients as the driving forces, including falling films, drops, and liquid bridges.
It is only in the past two or three decades that researchers have performed suitable, clear-cut experiments involving interfacial phenomena, and the stage is now set for a virtual explosion of the field. Interfacial Phenomena and Convection will bring you quickly up to date on the advances realized and prepare you to both use the results and to make further advances.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 138.7 x 298.2 x 26.9mm | 666.79g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 84 black & white illustrations, 36 black & white halftones
  • 1584882565
  • 9781584882565

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION The Interface as a Physical System Mathematical Formulation of the Problem INTERFACIAL FLOWS Flows Generated by a Longitudinal Surface Tension Gradient Nonisothermal Flows in Thin Liquid Layers Nonparallel Flows THERMOCAPILLARY MOTION OF DROPS AND THEIR SPREADING DUE TO THE MARANGONI EFFECT Hydrodynamic Drag Passive Drops Subjected to Marangoni Stresses Active Drops and Instability from Drag to Self-Propulsion Spreading of Surfactant Drops and Films and the Marangoni Effect STATIONARY INTERFACIAL PATTERNS IN FLUID LAYERS Cellular Benard-Marangoni Convection Systems with Poorly Conducting Boundaries Deformational Mode of Instability INTERFACIAL OSCILLATIONS, WAVES, AND TURBULENCE Transverse and Longitudinal Oscillatory Instabilities Oscillatory Instabilities in the Mixed Rayleigh-Benard-Marangoni Convection Longitudinal Instability I Two-Layer Systems Oscillatory Instability in the Presence of the Thermal Gradient and a Surfactant Oscillations and Waves in Multi-Layer Systems Experiments on the Interfacial Waves Interfacial Turbulence INSTABILITIES OF PARALLEL FLOWS Flows Generated by Longitudinal Gradients Film Flows Flow with Surfactants Flows in Two-Layer Systems
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