Amplification of the Thermocapillary Convection during Evapo-Condensation Cycle in Heat Pipes
The control of a process dealing with heat pipe exploitation needs the thermal analysis of the evaporation-condensation cycle and noticeably the imposed external conditions (in instance modeling the heating). In this work a numerical model has been developed to describe the local coupling near the liquid/vapour interface. Simulations exhibits and quantify the response of the capillary motion to the thermal conditions.
Andreas Öchsner and José Grácio
R. Bennacer and M. El Ganaoui, "Amplification of the Thermocapillary Convection during Evapo-Condensation Cycle in Heat Pipes", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 553, pp. 209-214, 2007