A horizontal vane radiometer: Experiment, theory, and simulation

  title={A horizontal vane radiometer: Experiment, theory, and simulation},
  author={D. Wolfe and A. Larraza and A. Garcia},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  • D. Wolfe, A. Larraza, A. Garcia
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Physics of Fluids
  • The existence of two motive forces on a Crookes radiometer has complicated the investigation of either force independently. The thermal creep shear force in particular has been subject to differing interpretations of the direction in which it acts and its order of magnitude. In this article, we provide a horizontal vane radiometer design which isolates the thermal creep shear force. The horizontal vane radiometer is explored through experiment, kinetic theory, and the Direct Simulation Monte… CONTINUE READING
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