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Title:Analysis and modeling for turbulent convective plume
Author(s):Riahi, Daniel N.
Subject(s):Turbulent Convective Plume
Abstract:Asymptotic and scaling analyses are applied to develop a simple model for a turbulent convective plume at high Rayleigh number R in a high Prandtl number fluid layer whose lower boundary surface maintains steady local buoyant sources. The convective plume is assumed to be axisymmetric and conical and to have a radius b that is small compared with the depth of the layer. Under statistically steady conditions, to the leading order terms, the depenrlence of the mean components of axial velocity, radial velocity, pressure and temperature of the plume, as well as the vertical volume flux in the plume, on R and b is determined. The main results are in satisfactory agreement with available experimental observations. The results are equally applicable to the case where any finite number of such plumes are present under similar conditions, provided no interactions take place between the individual plumes.
Issue Date:1998-01
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 875
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1998 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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