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Centrifugal buoyancy driven turbulent convection in a thin cylindrical shell

A Rouhi, D Chung, I Marusic, D Lohse, C Sun

Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018 | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. All rights reserved. Centrifugal buoyancy driven convection is closely related to Rayleigh–Bénard convection, and offers another approach to the ultimate regime of thermal convection. Here, we perform direct numerical simulations (DNSs) of centrifugal convection in a cylindrical shell rotating about its axis at constant angular velocity. The walls undergo solid-body rotation, and the flow is purely driven by the temperature difference between the cold inner wall and the hot outer wall. We invoke the thin-shell limit where radial variations in centrifugal acceleration can be neglected. The Prandtl number is 0.7 corresponding to air. For this setup ..

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