Combined buoyancy- and diffusocapillary- driven flows in rectangular cavities. Part 1. An exact solution for low-aspect-ratio cavities

Tian-Shiang Yang, Chun Liang Lai

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Abstract

The flow driven by buoyancy and diffusocapillary forces in a two-dimensional, low-aspect-ratio cavity is investigated theoretically. For creeping motions of a highly diffusive liquid, the flow field is solved analytically. It is found that, depending on the relative importance of buoyancy to diffusocapillarity, the flow may exhibit a single-cellular or a double-cellular motion. The corresponding flow patterns are calculated and the conditions for the transition of flow structures are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-447
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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