In this paper a review on the convective patterns observed during sessile droplets evaporation is performed. A model describing a pinned evaporating drop is introduced; the numerical resolution of the model allows the description of heat and fluid flow within the drop. The role of humidity in the gas phase is investigated, by taking into account the vapour diffusion process. It is shown that the change in substrate temperature has the most important effect on the evaporation rate. The results show that surface tension in comparison to the gravity convection is more accurate in describing evaporation of small droplets.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||4th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (ICCHMT 2005) - Paris, France|
Duration: 17 May 2005 → 20 May 2005
- SESSILE DROPLET