Curvature dependence of heat transfer at a fluid-solid interface

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DİNLER A. , Barber R. W. , Stefanov S. K. , Emerson D. R.

PHYSICAL REVIEW E, cilt.98, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier


This study reports an opposing effect of curvature on the interfacial heat transfer, which implies a monotonic increase in the temperature jump over a convex surface and, conversely, a monotonic decrease in the temperature jump over a concave surface, as the curvature of the surface increases. The study shows that this effect is present at both gas-solid and liquid-solid interfaces. The curvature dependence of the interfacial thermal conductance is also investigated and the opposing effect is elucidated by the change in the thermal conductivity of the fluid-solid interface.