Electrostatic field effects on a rotating liquid film conical radiator

Hyo Kim, S. G. Bankoff, Michael J. Miksis

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We present a study of the interaction of an electrostatic field with a thin liquid film with a free surface flowing down the inner wall of a rotating conical radiator due to centrifugal force. First, we examine the effect of the electric field on the stability of the film flow. Next, several limits of the equations of motion are investigated analytically, and then compared with an explicit numerical calculation of the equations of motion. Also, we discuss applications of these calculations to a proposed electrostatic liquid film space radiator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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