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Steady flow of a buoyant plume into a constant-density layer

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Hocking, GC and Forbes, LK, Steady flow of a buoyant plume into a constant-density layer, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 67, (4) pp. 341-350. ISSN 0022-0833 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10665-009-9324-9

Abstract

The upward flow of a buoyant plume emanating from a horizontal fissure into a two-layered fluid region is considered. Solutions are computed numerically for a range of fissure widths and water depths. It is shown that for a given fluid depth and fissure size there is a minimum flow rate beneath which no steady solutions exist. At this limiting flow, the fluid detaches from the wall of the fissure via a stagnation point. Solutions exist for all values of flow rate above this minimum. Exact solutions are presented for very large flow rates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Buoyant plume Lazy plumes Stratified flow Thermals Two-layer fluid Upwelling
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied Mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
ID Code:64877
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2010-09-09
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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