COUPLED THERMAL LOOPS.

S. H. Davis, M. N. Roppo

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Abstract

Two thermal loops are thermally coupled. Using one-dimensional dynamics, a model is derived to describe the convective flows; it consists of a coupled set of Lorenz oscillators. A stability analysis shows that both co-current and counter-current steady convective flows can be simultaneously stable yet differ significantly in Nusselt numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume54
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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