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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes