Simulation of the flow in a differentially heated rotating fluid annulus

Quintin George Rayer, B G Sherlock, S Ahmed

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A controlled-volume approach is used to simulate the incompressible flow in a differentially heated uniformly rotating fluid annulus. Pressure and velocities are calculated iteratively at each time-level, yielding a semi-implicit scheme. Buoyancy effects are included by using the Boussinesq approximation. The model is tested against observations of the flow in an annulus with a radial barrier. Differential heating is provided by maintaining the side-walls of the annulus at separate temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalSystems Analysis Modelling Simulation
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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