Papers Published

  1. Shaughnessy, E. J. and Douglass, R. W., EFFECT OF STABLE STRATIFICATION ON THE MOTION IN A ROTATING SPHERICAL ANNULUS., International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 21 no. 9 (1978), pp. 1251 - 1259 [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.