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Stability transitions and turbulence in horizontal convection

Gayen, Bishakhdatta; Griffiths, Ross; Hughes, Graham


Recent results have shown that convection forced by a temperature gradient along one horizontal boundary of a rectangular domain at a large Rayleigh number can be turbulent in parts of the flow field. However, the conditions for onset of turbulence, the dependence of flow and heat transport on Rayleigh number, and the roles of large and small scales in the flow, have not been established. We use three-dimensional direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) over a wide...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.302


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