Heat and Mass Transfer in Layered Natural Convection.
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics