, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 823-829

Nonboussinesq Thermal Convection in Microgravity under Nonuniform Heating

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Abstract

The model of subsonic flows is used to numerically the effect of thermal expansion of a fluid on the formation of naturally convective flows for small Rayleigh numbers (microconvection) and spatially periodic distribution of heat flows on the boundaries of the domain occupied by the fluid.