Inaugural US-EU-China Thermophysics Conference-Renewable Energy 2009 (UECTC 2009 Proceedings)
94 Experiments and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Droplets Behaviour and Phase Change in Magnesium Heat Pipe
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The present study aims to investigate the behaviour of a working fluid such as water, methanol and acetone, and phase change on a magnesium alloy surface in a heat pipe condition. Therefore experimental visualisation and measurement were conducted. Carrying out a computational simulation based on the molecular dynamics (MD) method, a microscopic insight of how water molecules interact with a magnesium heating surface is obtained and the results of MD simulation are qualitatively compared with the experiment.