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Multicellular natural convection in a vertical slot

  • Yee Lee (a1) (a2) and Seppo A. Korpela (a1)

In this article we present numerical solutions to multicellular natural convection in a vertical enclosure. The calculated streamlines faithfully represent what has been seen in the laboratory by smoke traces in air and particle traces in oils. The calculated isotherms for air correspond to reported interferometric patterns. Solutions exhibiting travelling waves for water were calculated near conditions where they should occur according to linear stability theory. Heat-transfer results for air are given and their dependence on the aspect ratio of the enclosure exhibited.

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics
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