Heat transport measurements in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection.

  title={Heat transport measurements in turbulent rotating Rayleigh-B{\'e}nard convection.},
  author={Yuanming Liu and Robert E Ecke},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={80 3 Pt 2},
We present experimental heat transport measurements of turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection with rotation about a vertical axis. The fluid, water with a Prandtl number (sigma) of about 6, was confined in a cell with a square cross section of 7.3 x 7.3 cm2 and a height of 9.4 cm. Heat transport was measured for Rayleigh numbers 2 x 10(5)<Ra<5 x 10(8) and Taylor numbers 0<Ta<5 x 10(9). We show the variation in normalized heat transport, the Nusselt number, at fixed dimensional rotation rate… CONTINUE READING