Thermocapillary flows and interface deformations produced by localized laser heating in confined environment

@inproceedings{Chraibi2017ThermocapillaryFA,
  title={Thermocapillary flows and interface deformations produced by localized laser heating in confined environment},
  author={Hamza Chraibi and Jean-Pierre Delville},
  year={2017}
}
The deformation of a fluid-fluid interface due to the thermocapillary stress induced by a continuous Gaussian laser wave is investigated analytically. We show that the direction of deformation of the liquid interface strongly depends on the viscosities and the thicknesses of the involved liquid layers. We first investigate the case of an interface separating two different liquid layers while a second part is dedicated to a thin film squeezed by two external layers of same liquid. These results… CONTINUE READING