Axisymmetric free convection from a rotating disk
Abstract
Free convection from an infinite disk when the disk is maintained at an axisymmetric nonuniform temperature distribution with a minimum at the point of intersection of the axis of rotation and the disk (pole) has been discussed. Two cases have been considered: (1) the disk rotates with a constant angular velocity about an axis perpendicular to its plane in a fluid which is rotating at infinity with the same angular velocity about the same vertical axis and the fluid at infinity is at a constant temperature greater than the temperature of the disk at the pole, and (2) the fluid is confined between two infinite parallel disks rotating in the same sense with different angular velocities, the upper disk is maintained at a uniform temperature, and an axisymmetric nonuniform temperature distribution is maintained on the lower disk.
 Publication:

Journal of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
 Pub Date:
 August 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975JMPS....9..333S
 Keywords:

 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Free Convection;
 Rotating Disks;
 Rotating Fluids;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Angular Velocity;
 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Laminar Flow;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Parallel Plates;
 Shear Stress;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer