0
TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Onset of Convection in a Fluid Saturated Porous Layer Overlying a Solid Layer Which is Heated by Constant Flux

[+] Author and Article Information
C. Y. Wang

Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

J. Heat Transfer 121(4), 1094-1097 (Nov 01, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826064 History: Received December 01, 1998; Revised May 11, 1999; Online December 05, 2007

Abstract

The thermoconvective stability of a porous layer overlying a solid layer is important in seafloor hydrothermal systems and thermal insulation problems. The case for constant flux bottom heating is considered. The critical Rayleigh number for the porous layer is found to increase with the thickness of the solid layer, a result opposite to constant temperature heating.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In