The effect of stable stratification on the motion in a rotating spherical annulus
The effects of stable stratification on the steady laminar flow of a viscous fluid in a rotating spherical annulus are investigated. Three rotational configurations are discussed: inner sphere rotating, outer sphere at rest; inner sphere at rest, outer sphere rotating; and both spheres rotating in opposite directions. The calculations include the primary and secondary circulations, the temperature distribution, and the heat-transfer characteristics of the flow. It is shown that the buoyancy forces are effective in reducing the intensity of the secondary circulation, and in one case cause a new circulation pattern to appear. © 1978.
Shaughnessy, EJ; Douglass, RW
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