Dynamics of mixed layer in a nonuniformly stratified fluid heated from below

Masud Behnia*, R. Viskanta

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Volume102
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1980

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