Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The role of diffusiophoretics and Stefan flow in droplet growth by accretion and in-cloud scavenging is examined. A calculation is made for the diffusive forces between two juxtaposed spheres one or both of which are undergoing diffusional growth and the influence of the diffusive force on the trajectories of two spheres, assumed to obey the creeping flow equations is found. The results are: a) the diffusiophoretic force between two water droplets is zero. b) the diffusiophoretic force between a spherical ice particle and a water droplet, although non-zero, is too small to appreciably influence the fall trajectories. c) the diffusiophoretic force between a growing, spherical cloud element and a spherical inert particle is large enough to enhance the collision efficiencies of the spheres"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Carstens, John C., 1937-

Committee Member(s)

Levenson, L. L., 1928-1998
Kassner, James L.
Alofs, Darryl J.
Stampfer, J. F.
Rivers, Jack L.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

United States. Office of Naval Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vi, 100 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70)

Rights

© 1972 Allen Lee Williams, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Drops
Cloud physics -- Research
Clouds -- Experiments

Thesis Number

T 2632

Print OCLC #

6038937

Electronic OCLC #

878047685

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