Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 116–118 | Cite as

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

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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Fedorets
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. V. Marchuk
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. A. Kabov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Tyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia
  2. 2.Kutateladze Institute of Thermal Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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