- Shaughnessy, E.J. and Douglass, R.W., The effect of stable stratification on the motion in a rotating spherical annulus,
Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. (UK), vol. 21 no. 9
pp. 1251 - 9 [0017-9310(78)90144-8] .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
The effects of stable stratification on the steady laminar flow of a viscous fluid in a rotating spherical annulus are investigated. Three rotational configurations are discussed: inner sphere rotating, outer sphere at rest; inner sphere at rest, outer sphere rotating; and both spheres rotating in opposite directions. The calculations include the primary and secondary circulations, the temperature distribution, and the heat-transfer characteristics of the flow. It is shown that the buoyancy forces are effective in reducing the intensity of the secondary circulation, and in one case cause a new circulation pattern to appear
laminar flow;rotational flow;stratified flow;