Accession Number : AD0708185

Title :   THERMAL CONVECTION BETWEEN SLOPING PARALLEL BOUNDARIES.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hart,John E.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : The effect of sloping boundaries on thermal convection is studied theoretically and experimentally in the context of a model in which fluid is contained in a differentially heated rectangular box of small aspect ratio (depth/length), inclined at an angle to the vertical. Like its two limiting cases, Benard convection and convection in the vertical slot, there is a steady laminar two-dimensional mean flow at low Rayleigh numbers which becomes unstable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), ATMOSPHERE MODELS), THERMAL PROPERTIES, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, LAMINAR FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE