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Title:Effects of rotation on convection in a porous layer during alloy solidification
Author(s):Riahi, Daniel N.
Subject(s):Rotating Convection
Porous Medium
Alloy Solidification
Coriolis Effects
Natural Convection
Rotating Fluid
Abstract:The topic of this chapter is that of effects of an external constraint of rotation on convection, driven mainly by compositional buoyancy, in a porous layer adjacent to the solid-liquid interface during directional solidification of a binary alloy. In solidification literature such a porous layer is referred to as a mushy layer. The analyses carried out by several studies in the past on the subject of this chapter and the subsequent results are reviewed first, the latest results unpublished elsewhere are presented briefly, and then in the second-half of the chapter, investigation of effects of rotation on convection in a horizontal porous layer of melt and dendrite solids is carried out subject to a simple model. The results based on this simple model indicate that Coriolis force can have stabilizing effects on both stationary and oscillatory mode of convection, while the oscillatory mode of convection experiences an additional destabilization due to the Coriolis force effect.
Issue Date:2001-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 968
2001-6007
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112675
ISSN:0073-5264
Rights Information:Copyright 2001 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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