A Physical Model of the Evaporating Meniscus

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A. Mirzamoghadam

Fluid Mechanics and Thermophysics, TRW, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

I. Catton

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024

J. Heat Transfer 110(1), 201-207 (Feb 01, 1988) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3250452 History: Received May 08, 1986; Online October 20, 2009


Transport phenomena associated with the heating of a stationary fluid near saturation by an inclined, partially submerged copper plate were studied analytically. Under steady-state evaporation, the meniscus profile was derived using an appropriate liquid film velocity and temperature distribution in an integral approach similar to boundary layer analysis. Derivation of the meniscus profile led to predicting heat transfer and performance as a function of angle of inclination of the plate.

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