Spoke pattern convection
An introduction to spoke pattern convection in a horizontal fluid layer heated from below is given. Spoke pattern convection is an ubiquitous form of turbulent convection in fluids with moderate or large Prandtl numbers. A large scale square structure can often be recognized within which the small scale fluctuating velocity field is organized. Experimental measurements and theoretical considerations are presented and possibilities for future analysis are outlined.
KeywordsPrandtl Number Rayleigh Number Large Eddy Simulation Thermal Boundary Layer Pattern Convection
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