Accession Number:

ADA011080

Title:

Heat and Mass Transfer in Layered Natural Convection.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

In a double-diffusive system for example, heat and salt diffusing upward through water a layered structure may form. This structure consists of horizontal convecting layers separated by non-convecting interfaces. The transport of heat and salt through a two-layer system can be calculated on the basis of a simple, mechanistic model described in this paper. The model predicts behavior which is consistent with results of a series of thermohaline convection experiments. The extension of these results to systems with greater numbers of layers is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE