Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 158–168 | Cite as

Formation of differential rotation in a cylindrical fluid layer

  • A. N. Sukhanovsky
Supplement: Vychislitel’naya Mekhanika Sploshnykh Sred (Computational Continuum Mechanics)

Abstract

The formation of differential rotation in a rotating cylindrical layer heated locally is investigated numerically. In the simulations performed, geometric parameters (the layer height and radius and the heating area), the kinematic viscosity, the heat flux, and the angular velocity of the cylinder were varied. Integral characteristics of differential rotation are obtained. The dependence of the relative angular momentum of the layer on various parameters is investigated.

Keywords

rotating layer convection differential rotation angular momentum ANSYS CFX software 

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