Flow response to periodic heating and cooling in a reservoir

Lei, Chengwang, Patterson, John C., and Sha, Yong (2004) Flow response to periodic heating and cooling in a reservoir. In: Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. From: 15th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 13 - 17 December 2004, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

An unsteady model is formed and solved numerically in order to investigate the transient circulations in a reservoir subject to periodic heating and cooling. The numerical results reveal that there is a time lag in the response of the overall flow to the switch of the thermal forcing, and thermal instabilities play an important role in breaking the residual circulation and reversing the flow in deep waters.

Item ID: 7725
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: buoyancy; natural convection; reservoir; simulations
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ISBN: 978-1-86487-695-6
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2010 22:57
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 60%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 30%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows @ 10%
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