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Title: Asymptotic analysis of evaporating droplets
Authors: Savva, N
Rednikov, A
Colinet, P
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Drops;Evaporation;Wetting
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 236
Abstract: We consider the evaporation dynamics of a two-dimensional, partially-wetting sessile droplet of a volatile liquid in its pure vapour, which is supported on a smooth horizontal superheated substrate. Assuming that the liquid properties remain unchanged, we utilise a one-sided lubrication-type model for the evolution of the droplet thickness, which accounts for the effects of evaporation, capillarity, slip and the kinetic resistance to evaporation. We follow an asymptotic approach, which yields a set of coupled evolution equations for the droplet radius and area, estimating analytically the evaporation-modified apparent angle when evaporation effects are weak. The validity of our matching procedure is verified by numerical experiments, obtaining also an estimate for the evaporation time.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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