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The dynamics of liquid films, as described by the diffuse-interface model

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Show simple item record Benilov, Eugene 2021-09-09T08:27:54Z 2021-09-09T08:27:54Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The dynamics of a thin layer of liquid between a flat solid substrate and an infinitely thick layer of saturated vapor is examined. The liquid and vapor are two phases of the same fluid governed by the diffuse-interface model. The substrate is maintained at a fixed temperature, but in the bulk of the fluid, the temperature is allowed to vary. The slope ε of the liquid/vapor interface is assumed to be small, as is the ratio of its thickness to that of the film. Three asymptotic regimes are identified, depending on the vapor-to-liquid density ratio ρv/ρl . If ρv/ρl ∼ 1 (which implies that the temperature is comparable, but not necessarily close, to the critical value), the evolution of the interface is driven by the vertical flow due to liquid/vapor phase transition, with the horizontal flow being negligible. In the limit ρv/ρl → 0, it is the other way around, and there exists an intermediate regime, ρv/ρl ∼ ε 4/3, where the two effects are of the same order. Only the ρv/ρl → 0 limit is mathematically similar to the case of incompressible (Navier–Stokes) liquids, whereas the asymptotic equations governing the other two regimes are of different types. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physics of Fluids;32, 112103
dc.subject liquid films en_US
dc.subject mathematics en_US
dc.title The dynamics of liquid films, as described by the diffuse-interface model en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/5.0027152
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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