Convective dynamics with mixed temperature boundary conditions: Why thermal relaxation matters and how to accelerate it

  title={Convective dynamics with mixed temperature boundary conditions: Why thermal relaxation matters and how to accelerate it},
  author={Evan H. Anders and Geoffrey M. Vasil and Benjamin P. Brown and Lydia Korre},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
Astrophysical simulations of convection frequently impose different thermal boundary conditions at the top and the bottom of the domain in an effort to more accurately model natural systems. In this work, we study Rayleigh-Benard convection (RBC) under the Boussinesq approximation. We examine simulations with mixed temperature boundary conditions in which the flux is fixed at the bottom boundary and the temperature is fixed at the top ("FT"). We aim to understand how FT boundaries change the… 

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