On the role of the Prandtl number in convection driven by heat sources and sinks

  title={On the role of the Prandtl number in convection driven by heat sources and sinks},
  author={Benjamin Miquel and Vincent Bouillaut and S'ebastien Aumaitre and Basile Gallet},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
Abstract We report on a numerical study of turbulent convection driven by a combination of internal heat sources and sinks. Motivated by a recent experimental realisation (Lepot etal., Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 115 (36), 2018, pp. 8937–8941), we focus on the situation where the cooling is uniform, while the internal heating is localised near the bottom boundary, over approximately one tenth of the domain height. We obtain scaling laws ${Nu} \sim {Ra} ^{\gamma } {Pr}^{\chi }$ for the heat… 
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