Accession Number : AD0862254

Title :   Characteristics of Amplitude Vacillation in a Rotating Differentially Heated Fluid Determined by a Multi-Probe Technique.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : Fowlis, William W. ; Pfeffer, Richard L.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The radial distribution of the azimuthally averaged temperature at one depth in a rotating, differentially heated annulus of fluid undergoing 'amplitude vacillation' is measured with an array of 48 thermocouples suspended on fine wires in the fluid. The properties of amplitude vacillation and the feasibility of making measurements with multi-probe arrays, properly staggered in the fluid to avoid disrupting the organized flow, are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, SIMULATION), TEMPERATURE, ROTATION, FLUIDS, THERMOCOUPLES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PROBES, OSCILLATION, DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE