The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 226, Issue 6, pp 1155–1168

Specific interface area and self-stirring in a two-liquid system experiencing intense interfacial boiling below the bulk boiling temperatures of both components

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2016-60206-2

Cite this article as:
Goldobin, D.S. & Pimenova, A.V. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2017) 226: 1155. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2016-60206-2
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. IMA8 - Interfacial Fluid Dynamics and Processes


We present an approach to theoretical assessment of the mean specific interface area (δSV) for a well-stirred system of two immiscible liquids experiencing interfacial boiling. The assessment is based on the balance of transformations of mechanical energy and the laws of the momentum and heat transfer in the turbulent boundary layer. The theory yields relations between the specific interface area and the characteristics of the system state. In particular, this allows us to derive the equations of self-cooling dynamics of the system in the absence of external heat supply. The results provide possibility for constructing a self-contained mathematical description of the process of interfacial boiling. In this study, we assume the volume fractions of two components to be similar as well as the values of their kinematic viscosity and molecular heat diffusivity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, UB RASPerm 614013Russia
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsPerm State UniversityPerm 614990Russia

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