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Title: Inertial effects on rotating flow in a porous layer
Author(s): Riahi, Daniel N.
Abstract: Inertial effects on flow instabilities in a horizontal reactive porous layer with deformed upper boundary are studied using a linear stability analysis and under the condition that the porous layer, which is also referred to as a dendrite or mushy layer, is rotating about an inclined axis during the solidification of a binary alloy. The linear stability analysis leads to new results about the effects of the inertial force on the existence and the number of the oscillatory modes and on the preference of either left- or right-traveling longitudinal rolls, which can depend on the angle of inclination ã of the rotation axis with respect to the vertical axis. For some 0° < ã < 90° and for the rotation rate beyond some particular value, the preferred flow solution in the form of left-traveling rolls can be replaced by the one in the form of right-traveling rolls or vice-versa. The preferred flow pattern, the period of oscillation of the flow solution, the critical Rayleigh number and the shape and structure of the deformed upper boundary of the layer are found to depend on the inertial effect.
Issue Date: 2006-02
Publisher: Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report: TAM Reports 1087, (2006)
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0073-5264
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Daniel N. Riahi
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-09

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    TAM technical reports include manuscripts intended for publication, theses judged to have general interest, notes prepared for short courses, symposia compiled from outstanding undergraduate projects, and reports prepared for research-sponsoring agencies.

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