Using Droplet Induced Deformations in Polymeric Functional Materials for Heat and Mass Transport Modulation
|Abstract||Droplet-structure interactions play a pivotal role in many engineering applications as droplet-based solutions are evolving. This work explores the physical understanding of these interactions through systematic research leading to improvements in thermal management via dropwise condensation (DWC), and breathable protective wearables against chemical aerosols for better thermoregulation.
In DWC, the heat transfer rate can be further increased by increasing the nucleation and by optimally ‘refreshing’ the surface via droplet shedding. Softening of surfaces favor the former while having an adverse effect on the latter. This optimization problem is addressed by investigating how mechanical properties of a substrate impact relevant droplet-sur... (more)
|Contributor||Phadnis, Akshay (Author) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Advisor) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Burgin, Timothy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Mechanical engineering / condensation / diffusion / elastocapillarity / marangoni flow / modeling / polymer swelling|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|