Oscillatory thermocapillary convection in liquid bridge under microgravity

Zhong Zeng, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Jingqiu Chen, Kyoko Ichinoseki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Three-dimensional oscillatory thermocapillary convection in both cylindrical and concave non-cylindrical liquid bridge (Pr = 7) under microgravity is investigated numerically by finite volume method. The pattern selection of convection is observed to depend on the shape of free surface. An explanation on the mechanism of convective instability and the nature of pattern selection are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1522-1527
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


  • Crystal growth
  • Floating zone
  • Instability
  • Marangoni convection
  • Microgravity
  • Thermocapillary convection


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