Forma, Vol. 7 (No. 1), pp. 47-51, 1992
Original Paper

Self-Induced Vibration of an Evaporating Drop
—Effect of Temperature Condition

Ryuji Takaki1 , Nobuo Yoshiyasu2 and Ken Adachi2

1Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo 183, Japan
2University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Tokyo 182, Japan

(Received July 8, 1991; Accepted November 1, 1991)

Keywords: Self-Induced Vibration, Evaporating Drop, Liquid-Nitrogen, Superheating, Polygonal Mode

Abstract. Self-induced vibration of a drop of liquid-nitrogen placed on a horizontal plate was observed. The temperature of the plate was changed from -90 to 200°C (highly superheated condition). The modes of vibration and the vibration frequency did not depend on the temperature between -90 and 150°. Above 150° appearance of modes seemed random. Effect of the plate temperature on the liquid surface is discussed.