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Title: Molecular dynamics simulation for microscope insight of liquid evaporation on a heated surface
Authors: Yang, X
Ji, C
Yan, Y
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Molecular dynamics;Water;Evaporation;Magnesium;Argon
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is a very effective tool that gives a microscopic insight into the mechanisms of complex physical phenomena. This paper uses MD simulation to study the evaporation of a liquid from a heated surface. As for the argon/platinum model, a group of simulations starts from a fixed lower wall with the temperature of 110K. In this system, argon molecule numbers of 784, 1200, 1440 are simulated respectively. Additional simulations for argon models are based on superheat conditions, which indicate that the variation of ultra-thin liquid film thickness is very small with the different numbers of argon molecules. Also, it shows that if the argon molecule numbers increase, the extra molecules accumulate near the cooling wall. In terms of the MD simulation for the water/magnesium model, water evaporates from a magnesium heating wall at different temperatures and an initial study has been carried out. Moreover, further and more accurate simulations will be improved in the near future.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
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