1. Equations, General Concepts and Nondimensional Numbers

  1. Marcello Lappa

Published Online: 24 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342411.ch1

Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes

Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes

How to Cite

Lappa, M. (2012) Equations, General Concepts and Nondimensional Numbers , in Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342411.ch1

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  1. Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119960799

Online ISBN: 9781118342411

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Keywords:

  • equations, general concepts and nondimensional numbers;
  • balance equations, and properties of forces of nonrotational origin;
  • equations reformulated in rotating coordinate, centrifugal and Coriolis forces;
  • microphysical reasoning, Navier–Stokes and energy equations in macroscopic form;
  • ‘vorticity’ mathematical for flow characterization in vortex-dominated flows;
  • solid-body vorticity, over sphere surface;
  • effects into mathematical relationships, in advancements of understanding;
  • flow creation, and density differences or buoyancy-induced convection;
  • ‘Marangoni effect,’ geometrical configurations and heating conditions;
  • Coriolis and centrifugal, the Taylor number and Coriolis, and Rossby number

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Navier-Stokes and Energy Equations

  • Some Considerations about the Dynamics of Vorticity

  • Incompressible Formulation

  • Buoyancy Convection

  • Surface-Tension-Driven Flows

  • Rotating Systems: The Coriolis and Centrifugal Forces

  • Some Elementary Effects due to Rotation