Experiments and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Droplets Behaviour and Phase Change in Magnesium Heat Pipe


The present study aims to investigate the behaviour of a working fluid such as water, methanol and acetone, and phase change on a magnesium alloy surface in a heat pipe condition. Therefore experimental visualisation and measurement were conducted. Carrying out a computational simulation based on the molecular dynamics (MD) method, a microscopic insight of how water molecules interact with a magnesium heating surface is obtained and the results of MD simulation are qualitatively compared with the experiment.

  • Abstract
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Experimental
  • 3 Results and Analysis
  • 4 Initial Molecular Dynamics Simulation
  • 5 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

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