The effect of droplet oscillation on internal heat transfer was investigated using a transient, three-dimensional Navier-Stokes solver for free-surface flows. The code solves conservation of momentum and energy on a three-dimensional deforming domain. The investigation sought to explore the effect that oscillations might have on temperature non-uniformity within droplets. Biot numbers of 0.1 and 0.25 were investigated for three different degrees of distortion: no perturbation, 13% and 35%. The droplets were given an initial perturbation and allowed to relax back to a spherical shape. The results show that the effect of the oscillation is minimal. As expected, the effect was greatest at large distortion and large Biot number. However, it appears that distortion does not contribute much to heat transfer within droplets.

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