Accession Number : AD0750760

Title :   The Thermal-Burst Model of Thermohaline Natural Convection,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS

Personal Author(s) : Lindberg,W. R. ; Haberstroh,R. D.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Predictions are made of the flux parameters of heat and solute in the turbulent natural convection which can occur between horizontal, permeable plates when heat and solute are supplied from below and removed above in steady state. As thermohaline convection has received little attention in the engineering literature, introductory and descriptive aspects of the subject are considered. The driving parameters, the relevant property groups, and the flux parameters are presented, and a convenient selection of dimensionless groups is made. An expansion of the boundary-layer stability model originally devised by Louis Howard for thermal natural convection is made to give the thermal-burst model of thermohaline-boundary-layer stability. An appropriately defined density Rayleigh number is viewed as controlling the stability of the wall conduction layers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), SEA WATER), BOUNDARY LAYER, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TURBULENCE, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE