Summary and Outlook
The Rayleigh-Bénard convection system consists of a closed cell of fluid heated from below and cooled from above. Turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection is a fundamental problem of great research interest. In this monograph, we have discussed Rayleigh-Bénard convection exclusively in the Oberbeck-Boussinesq approximation, and focused on two issues of interest. The first issue is the characterization and understanding of the statistics of the velocity and temperature fluctuations in the system. The second issue is the revelation and understanding of the nature of the scaling behavior of the velocity and temperature structure functions.
KeywordsTurbulent Kinetic Energy Direct Numerical Simulation Temperature Fluctuation Buoyant Force Thermal Boundary Layer
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