The influence of the physical properties of the liquid on the formation of thermo-capillary structures
Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS, 630090, 1 Lavrentyev Ave., Novosibirsk, Russia
Novosibirsk State University, 630090, 2 Pirogova Str., Novosibirsk, Russia
Published online: 25 October 2017
An experimental study of the formation of thermocapillary structures at low Reynolds numbers and temperature gradients at the surface of the film in a wide range of the viscosity of the liquid was carried out. The data on the distance between the rivulets are generalized. It is shown that the transverse dimension of structures is determined by the capillary constant and does not depend on either the viscosity of the liquid or the flow rate.
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