thermal convection

thermal convection

[′thər·məl kən′vek·shən]
(meteorology)
Atmospheric currents, predominantly vertical, arising from the release of gravitational visibility; commonly produced by solar heating of the ground; the cause of convective (cumulus) clouds. Also known as free convection; gravitational convection.
(thermodynamics)
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Weather Risk forecaster Lai Chung-wei on his Facebook page said that thermal convection in the afternoon could bring heavy rains to mountainous areas of the country.
CFD Analysis Detail The outer surface of exhaust manifold at solid CFD domain was split into 30 patches considering the shape of manifold and limiting the design space through the optimization study, each of which has different thermal convection property to simulate non-uniform convection distribution.
In the absence of gravitational modulation, it was shown that chaos and thermal convection instabilities can be controlled or even suppressed by tuning of the temperature boundary values [13,14].
Bhattacharyya, "The effect of microstructure on the thermal convection in a rectangular box of fluid heated from below," International Journal of Engineering Science, vol.
This paper employs fully coupled numerical simulations of fluid and heat flow to investigate advective heat transport and the onset of thermal convection adjacent to a salt diapir.
Some very informative analyses of resonance in thermal convection have been published recently.
Nanofluid Technologies and Thermal Convection Techniques
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Effect of rotation on the onset of thermal convection in a sparsely packed porous layer using a thermal non-equilibrium model, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53: 3088-3101.
This method has been considered because the thermal convection follows a trend based on his past values [21-22].
Scientists believe that the pattern of the cells is the result of slow thermal convection of the nitrogen-dominated ices found on Sputnik Planum.