Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 204–207 | Cite as

On damping coefficient due to phase transformation

  • Din-Yu Hsieh


The damping coefficient of capillary waves due to the evaporation-condensation process at the interface of the two phases of a fluid is evaluated. To highlight the mechanism of the effect of heat and mass transfer across the interface between regions of liquid and vapor, potential flow of incompressible fluids are assumed. Thus other mechanisms of damping are neglected. To fascilitate the analysis, the method of multiple-scale is employed in the analysis, even though the problem is linear.

Key Words

phase transformation damping coefficient capillary wave 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Din-Yu Hsieh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Applied MathematicsBrown UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Zhou Pei-Yuan Center for Applied MathematicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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