Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 823-829

First online:

Nonboussinesq Thermal Convection in Microgravity under Nonuniform Heating

  • Yu. A. GaponenkoAffiliated withInstitute of Computational Simulation, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , V. E. ZakhvataevAffiliated withSiberian State Technological University

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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.