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Cooperating thermosolutal convection in enclosures. I: Scale analysis and mass transfer. II: Heat transfer and flow structure. (English) Zbl 0964.76543
Summary (I): This paper reports the analytical and numerical results on double diffusive natural convection in a binary fluid contained in a two-dimensional enclosure where horizontal temperature and concentration differences are specified. A numerical code, based on a finite volume procedure, and a scaling law approach are used to analyse the influence of the different parameters which characterize those thermosolutal flows: in this first paper, the mass transfer problem is studied in the steady-state. A general mass transfer correlation is proposed, which is valid over a wide range of parameters.
Summary (II): This paper reports the numerical simulations of double diffusive natural convection flows in a binary fluid contained in a two-dimensional enclosure, with imposed horizontal temperature and concentration differences between the vertical walls. The analysis concerns the influence of the different parameters governing the problem in the heat transfer characteristics and on the flow structure. The study is focused on steady-state solutions in the cooperating situation. At high Lewis numbers, numerical simulations show that heat transfer decreases with increasing buoyancy ratios. This phenemenon is analysed on the basis of the flow structure, and a scale analysis is provided to estimate the decrease in heat transfer. Then, the influence of the parameters on the formation of a multicellular flow structure is discussed.

MSC:
76R10 Free convection
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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