Velocity and heat transfer measurements in thermal convection

A. M. Garon, R. J. Goldstein

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Measurements were taken of the heat transport and vertical component of the fluid velocity in a horizontal layer of water heated from below. The heat transfer results were well correlated by a simple power law relationship and indicated the possibility of flow transitions even at relatively high Rayleigh numbers. The velocity measurements were obtained optically and compared to predictions of Kraichnan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1818-1825
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1973

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