Onset of convection near a point source of heat and gravity

V. Shtern, F. Hussain

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Onset of thermal convection near a point source of heat and gravity was studied. Development of unidirectional flow due to thermal instability was predicted by an analytical solution. Far-field approximation were used where the distance from the central body was much larger than the radius of the body. A striking symmetry resulting in an unidirectional buoyancy driven flow from a spherical symmetric state was predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number264301
Pages (from-to)2643011-2643014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 24 2001

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Onset of convection near a point source of heat and gravity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this