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Experimental study on Benard-Marangoni convection by PIV and TCL
Author(s): Qi Kang; J. F. Zhang; Limin Hu; Li Duan
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Paper Abstract

An experimental investigation of Benard-Marangoni convection has been performed in double immiscible liquid layers of rectangular configuration. The two kinds of liquid are 10cst silicon oil and FC-70 respectively. The velocity fields in the vertical cross-section are obtained by PIV. Flow patterns and/or temperature distributions on the horizontal interface are displaced by using thermal color liquid crystal (TLC), and the velocity distributions on the interface were also obtained with the help of the serial particle image of TCL. The evolution processes of convection are observed in the differential thickness ratio of two liquid layers, and the convection styles are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5058, Optical Technology and Image Processing for Fluids and Solids Diagnostics 2002, (29 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.509534
Show Author Affiliations
Qi Kang, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
J. F. Zhang, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Limin Hu, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)
Li Duan, CAS, Institute of Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5058:
Optical Technology and Image Processing for Fluids and Solids Diagnostics 2002
Gong Xin Shen; Soyoung S. Cha; Fu-Pen Chiang; Carolyn R. Mercer, Editor(s)

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