Numerical study of transport phenomena through fluid-liquid interfaces

Akira Hirata, Yasunori Okano, Shin ichi Nishizawa

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The effect of interfacial velocity and interfacial tension gradient on momentum, heat and mass transfer through fluid-liquid interfaces was studied numerically. The effect of interfacial tension gradient on the interfacial velocity was clarified. The results obtained in this study can explain quantitatively the previous experimental results on the interfacial acceleration due to the interfacial tension gradient. Interfacial contamination and interfacial turbulent phenomena were respectively related to the enhancement and suppression of the mobility of interface. Effects of physical properties, bulk flow speed and Prandtl number on starting points of interfacial turbulence were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-22
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of Centre for Informatics (Waseda University)
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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