We conduct computations of rotating Rayleigh–Bénard convection in the so-called geostrophic regime, characterized by strong thermal forcing (high Rayleigh numbers) and strong rotation (small Ekman numbers). We employ the full Navier–Stokes equations in our computations and compare no-slip and stress-free boundaries for the plates. The Ekman boundary layers, that exist in the no-slip case but not for stress-free, enhance convective heat transfer and prevent the formation of large-scale flow structures.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Event||15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015 - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 25 Aug 2015 → 28 Aug 2015
Conference number: 15
|Conference||15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015|
|Abbreviated title||ETC 2015|
|Period||25/08/15 → 28/08/15|