Unsteady natural convection in a nonuniformly stratified, finite depth layer of water heated from below has been studied. Laboratory experiments were performed using the Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a diagnostic tool for measuring temperature. A shadowgraph technique was used for flow visualization. A simple thermal and a more detailed two-differential equation turbulence models are used to predict the dynamics of mixed layer which develops when the thermally stratified fluid is heated from below.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME|
|Publication status||Published - May 1980|