Olga Shishkina

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We derive the asymptotes for the ratio of the thermal to viscous boundary layer thicknesses for infinite and infinitesimal Prandtl numbers Pr as functions of the angle β between the large-scale circulation and an isothermal heated or cooled surface for the case of turbulent thermal convection with laminar-like boundary layers. For this purpose, we apply the(More)
We report a new thermal boundary layer equation for turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection for Prandtl number Pr>1 that takes into account the effect of turbulent fluctuations. These fluctuations are neglected in existing equations, which are based on steady-state and laminar assumptions. Using this new equation, we derive analytically the mean temperature(More)
A high resolution numerical technique coupled with Lagrangian particle tracking is employed to investigate the behaviour of inertial particles in a periodic turbulent RayleighBènard convection cell. In particular, we focus on the relation between thermal structures and particle re-suspension. Different particle Stokes and Froude numbers are considered to(More)
Turbulent convection of fluids heated from below and cooled from above, which is known in literature as Rayleigh–Bénard convection (RBC) [1]–[2], is one of the classical problems in fluid dynamics. The most interesting examples of this process are convection in atmospheres, in oceans, on surfaces of stars. There are three main parameters characterizing(More)
We report the Prandtl-number (Pr) and Rayleigh-number (Ra) dependencies of the Reynolds number (Re) and mean convective heat transport, measured by the Nusselt number (Nu), in horizontal convection (HC) systems, where the heat supply and removal are provided exclusively through a lower horizontal surface of a fluid layer. For laminar HC, we find that(More)
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