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Levitated droplet oscillations: effect of internal flow

V. Bojarevics - K. Pericleous

University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, UK

The numerical model for electrically conducting liquid droplets levitated in AC magnetic field is applied to demonstrate various factors affecting the accuracy of material property value measurements in microgravity conditions. The included effects are the electromagnetic force induced stirring and the resulting turbulence, the thermo-capillary convection, and the droplet rotation. The results are validated against available analytical solutions. Figs 12, Refs 10.

Magnetohydrodynamics 45, No. 3, 475-486, 2009 [PDF, 0.26 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X