Nonboussinesq Thermal Convection in Microgravity under Nonuniform Heating

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


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.


Convection Mathematical Modeling Mechanical Engineer Thermal Expansion Industrial Mathematic 
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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

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