Regular Article - Flowing Matter
Role of suction pressure in the stability of a gravity-driven thermoviscous liquid film flow down the interior surface of a cylinder
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 208016, Kanpur, India
Accepted: 9 July 2021
Published online: 22 July 2021
This study aims to analyze the stability of a gravity-driven thin film flow in the heated/cooled interior surface of a vertical hollow cylinder. The model development involves simplifying the flow and energy equations using the usual thin-film approximation, where the average film thickness is considered to be much smaller than the radius of cylinder. A dispersion relation is then derived to study the temporal stability of the system in order to quantify the effect of various non-dimensional parameters present in the model, such as the thermoviscous number, Marangoni number, Biot number, and Bond number. Another non-dimensional parameter is introduced by considering an opposing suction pressure in the annulus region. The thermocapillary stress and the thermoviscous effect are shown to strongly affect the temporal stability of the flow. It is shown that although the suction pressure affects the velocity profile of the flow, it does not affect the temporal stability results. The suction pressure is then shown to have some effect on the spatiotemporal stability. Critical condition is presented for the transition between absolutely and convectively unstable systems, and parameter regimes are presented to quantify the effect of the above-mentioned parameters.
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