Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 823–829

Nonboussinesq Thermal Convection in Microgravity under Nonuniform Heating

  • Yu. A. Gaponenko
  • V. E. Zakhvataev

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020704318378

Cite this article as:
Gaponenko, Y.A. & Zakhvataev, V.E. Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics (2002) 43: 823. doi:10.1023/A:1020704318378


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. A. Gaponenko
    • 1
  • V. E. Zakhvataev
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computational Simulation, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarsk
  2. 2.Siberian State Technological UniversityKrasnoyarsk