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Finite Element Simulations of Free Surface Flows With Surface Tension in Complex Geometries

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Gang Wang

Multiphysics Group, ANSYS, Inc., 275 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317-9565

J. Fluids Eng 124(3), 584-594 (Aug 19, 2002) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1466458 History: Received March 08, 2001; Revised January 11, 2002; Online August 19, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Coordinate system and geometrical configurations for the trapezoidal cavities: (a) β=60 deg, (b) β=120 deg. Representative meshes of 32×40 elements: (c) β=60 deg, (d) β=120 deg.
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Nusselt number variation along the left hot wall of a rectangular cavity for a contact angle of 10 degrees.
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Marangoni convection in a trapezoidal cavity with an inclination of 60 degrees for a static contact angle of 90 degrees. Streamlines: (a) Ma=100, Ca=0.1 and (c) Ma=500, Ca=0.05. Isotherms: (b) Ma=100, Ca=0.1 and (d) Ma=500, Ca=0.05.
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Marangoni convection in a trapezoidal cavity with an inclination of 60 degrees for a Marangoni number of 100 and a capillary number of 0.1. Streamlines: (a) θ=60 deg and (c) θ=120 deg. Isotherms: (b) θ=60 deg and (d) θ=120 deg.
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Variations of local Nusselt number along the cavity walls at various Marangoni numbers and capillary numbers for an inclination of 60 degrees and a static contact angle of 90 degrees. (a) Left hot wall, (b) right cold wall.
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Variations of local Nusselt number along the cavity walls at various static contact angle for an inclination of 60 degrees, Ma=100, Ca=0.1. (a) Left hot wall, (b) right cold wall.
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Marangoni convection in a trapezoidal cavity with an inclination of 120 degrees for a static contact angle of 90 degrees. Streamlines: (a) Ma=100, Ca=0.1 and (c) Ma=500, Ca=0.05. Isotherms: (b) Ma=100, Ca=0.1 and (d) Ma=500, Ca=0.05.
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Marangoni convection in a trapezoidal cavity with an inclination of 120 degrees for a Marangoni number of 100 and a capillary number of 0.1. Streamlines: (a) θ=60 deg and (c) θ=120 deg. Isotherms: (b) θ=60 deg and (d) θ=120 deg.
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Variations of local Nusselt number along the cavity walls at various Marangoni numbers and capillary numbers for an inclination of 120 degrees and a static contact angle of 90 degrees. (a) Left hot wall, (b) right cold wall.
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Variations of local Nusselt number along the cavity walls at various static contact angle for an inclination of 120 degrees, Ma=100, Ca=0.1. (a) Left hot wall, (b) right cold wall.

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