Convective phenomena in mushy layers. (English) Zbl 1439.76149

Davis, Stephen H. (ed.) et al., Annual review of fluid mechanics. Vol. 52. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 52, 93-119 (2020).
Summary: Since the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics review of mushy layers by M. Grae Worster [“Convection in mushy layers”, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 29, 91–122 (1997; doi:10.1146/annurev.fluid.29.1.91; Zbl 0946.76003], there have been significant advances in the understanding of convective processes in mushy layers. These advances have come in the areas of (a) more detailed analysis, computation, and understanding of convective instabilities and chimney convection in binary alloys; (b) investigations of diffusive and convective transport processes in ternary alloys; and (c) applications of mushy layer theory in materials science, sea ice, and polar climate modeling, as well as other geophysical applications such as the convective dynamics of the Earth’s core. Our objective for this review is to provide an updated account of the understanding of mushy layer convection and related applications and, in doing so, to provide a new resource to the fluid dynamics research community interested in these complex systems.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1446.76006].


76R10 Free convection
76R05 Forced convection
76E06 Convection in hydrodynamic stability
76E20 Stability and instability of geophysical and astrophysical flows
76T30 Three or more component flows
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics


Zbl 0946.76003
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