Seminar Series 1/2009: (ii) Horizontal Convection

(ii) Dr Martin P. King, lecturer, Mech. Eng, MUSC

Date: 2009-01-19
Time: 11:30 to 12:00
Venue: 9-3-01


(ii) Rayleigh-Benard convection has a layer of enclosed fluid uniformly heated at the bottom surface and cooled at the top surface. It is perhaps the most widely enclose convective flow. In this talk, however, I will instead talk about 'horizontal convection'. This is the case whereby the heating and cooling are applied along the same horizontal surface, while the other walls are insulated. Historically, this goes back to Sandstrom Theorem, which states that in such a case, no complete circulation can form. Evidence indicate that this 'theorem' is not correct. I will give the motivations for studying horizontal convection and a brief survey of previous works. Then, I will show some preliminary results from 2D simulations I just carried out. My interests here are to explore the flow regimes and to test correlations of different dimensionless flow parameters.

About the Speaker

Dr Greg Sheard:

Dr Greg was graduated from Monash Clayton with PhD in Mechanical Engineering. From year 2005 - 2007, he was a post doctoral fellow - investigate blood flow in the kidney.

Dr Greg is currently a lecturer from Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Monash Clayton since 2007.