Gravitational Effects on the Thermal Instability

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M. Z. v. Krzywoblocki

Department of Research Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

J. Heat Transfer 89(4), 359-361 (Nov 01, 1967) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3614397 History: Received March 14, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


The author demonstrates that the decreasing gravitational field induces greater thermal stability against disturbances and vice versa. Some remarks on the effects of surface stresses and on the possible methods of calculating them by using optimization techniques close the work.

Copyright © 1967 by ASME
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