Hens, Abhiram and Agarwal, Rahul and Biswas, Gautam (2014) Nanoscale study of boiling and evaporation in a liquid Ar film on a Pt heater using molecular dynamics simulation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 71. pp. 303-312. ISSN 0017-9310

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Molecular dynamics simulations have been conducted to understand the mechanism for bubble formation on a platinum substrate with particular emphasis on the surface texture. Liquid Argon, that follows the model of Lennard–Jones fluids, is the fluid of interest. The nano-sized bubbles are formed under different degree of superheat and surface conditions. The bubble nucleation and vapor film formation show dependence on the degree of superheat and solid–liquid interfacial wettability. A bubble does not form easily on a non-wetting surface. It is easy to nucleate a bubble on a smooth surface for higher degree of superheats. The hydrophilic surfaces provide favorable conditions for bubble nucleation and formation of vapor films.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computational fluid dynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 09:21
URI: http://cmeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/43

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