Large-scale Structure in Rayleigh-BCnard Convection with Impenetrable Sidewalls

Abstract

In numerical Rayleigh-BCnard convection at Rayleigh number lo5 and 5 x 105, Prandtl numbers 0.07, 0.7, and 7, and aspect ratios 3, 4 or 6, large-scale patterns are sought. For aspect ratio 6 and Pr = 0.7, saturation of the mean velocity is only observed after 20 convective timescales. Three-dimensional visualization shows a strong influence of the confining sidewalls and corners for all Prandtl numbers. Sweeping motions are observed for Pr = 7.

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@inproceedings{Kerr1995LargescaleSI, title={Large-scale Structure in Rayleigh-BCnard Convection with Impenetrable Sidewalls}, author={Robert M . Kerr and Jackson R. Herring and Axel Brandenburg}, year={1995} }