Temperature measurements near the contact line of an evaporating meniscus V-groove
Date of this Version3-2011
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Volume 54, Issues 7–8, March 2011, Pages 1520–1526
Evaporation from a meniscus of heptane liquid in a V-groove geometry is experimentally investigated. A thin layer of titanium coated on the backside of the fused quartz groove is electrically heated to provide a constant heat flux. The temperature profile in the evaporating thin film region of the extended meniscus is measured using high-resolution infrared thermography and the temperature suppression in this region is obtained as a function of liquid feeding rate. The meniscus shape is captured using a goniometer. A temperature suppression of similar to 0.2 Kin the 150 mu m region surrounding the contact line on each side indicates the efficacy of evaporation in the extended meniscus. At a given axial location, the fraction of total meniscus heat transfer which takes place in a 50 mu m sub-region measured from the contact line is estimated by an approximate heat balance analysis to be similar to 45% for the range of liquid feeding rates explored. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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