Role of vapor flow in the mechanism of levitation of a droplet-cluster dissipative structure

A. A. Fedorets, I. V. Marchuk, O. A. Kabov

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The rate of water evaporation has been experimentally determined under conditions that ensure the formation of a dissipative structure of the droplet cluster type [1, 2]. It is shown that, in the region of localization of a droplet cluster, the velocity of the vapor-air flow is sufficient to maintain the levitation of droplets over the liquid surface according to the Stokes mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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