Distribution of particles suspended in convective flow in differentially heated cavity

A. L. Yarin, T. A. Kowalewski, W. J. Hiller, S. Koch

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This work explores both experimentally and theoretically, the cumulative effects of small particle-liquid density difference, where the particles are used as tracers in recirculating flow. As an example we take a flow field generated in a differentially heated cavity. The main flow structure in such a cavity consist in one or two spiraling motions. Long-term observations of such structures with the help of tracers indicated that accumulation of the particles may set in at some flow regions. For theoretical insight into the phenomenon, a simple analytical model of recirculating flow was studied. (after Authors)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1130-1140
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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