Effect of Uniform Rotation on Streamlines in Benard Convection Cells Induced by Surface Tension and Buoyancy

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C. V. Gopalakrishnan Nair

Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

J. Heat Transfer 97(2), 298-300 (May 01, 1975) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450360 History: Received August 23, 1974; Online August 11, 2010


The work of Nield [1] is extended to include the effect of uniform rotation about a vertical axis. As the rate of rotation increases the velocity perturbation vector becomes more and more symmetrical with the midlayer for buoyancy driven convection, and asymmetrical for surface tension driven convection. The result which shows that the rotation weakens the coupling of the buoyancy and surface tension forces is confirmed.

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