A similarity solution is presented for Marangoni flow over a flat surface for both the velocity and temperature profiles assuming developing boundary layer flow along the surface with various imposed temperature profiles. Marangoni flow results from variations of the surface tension along a liquid-vapor interface and is especially noticeable in microgravity. Solutions are presented for the surface velocity, the total flow rate and the heat transfer for various temperature profiles and various Prandtl numbers.
Similarity Solution for Marangoni Convection Over a Flat Surface
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received by the Heat Transfer Division April 11, 2000; revision received February 25, 2002. Associate Editor: S. S. Sadhal.
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Christopher , D. M., and Wang , B. (May 10, 2002). "Similarity Solution for Marangoni Convection Over a Flat Surface ." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. June 2002; 124(3): 587–589. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1473143
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