# Numerical modelling and validation of Marangoni and surface tension phenomena using the finite volume method

Wheeler, D., Bailey, C. and Cross, M.
(2000)
*Numerical modelling and validation of Marangoni and surface tension phenomena using the finite volume method.*
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 32 (8).
pp. 1021-1047.
ISSN 0271-2091 (Print), 1097-0363 (Online)
(doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0363(20000430)32:8<1021::AID-FLD998>3.0.CO;2-1)

## Abstract

Surface tension induced flow is implemented into a numerical modelling framework and validated for a number of test cases. Finite volume unstructured mesh techniques are used to discretize the mass, momentum and energy conservation equations in three dimensions. An explicit approach is used to include the effect of surface tension forces on the flow profile and final shape of a liquid domain. Validation of this approach is made against both analytical and experimental data. Finally, the method is used to model the wetting balance test for solder alloy material, where model predictions are used to gain a greater insight into this process. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Marangoni flow, numerical modelling, surface tension |

Subjects: | Q Science > Q Science (General) Q Science > QA Mathematics |

Pre-2014 Departments: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences |

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Last Modified: | 14 Oct 2016 08:59 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/289 |

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