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Two-Dimensional Stratified Cavity Flow Under Harmonic Forcing

Abstract We study an idealized model of a wind-driven ocean, namely a 2-D lid-driven cavity with a linear temperature gradient along the side walls and constant hot and cold temperatures on the top and bottom boundaries respectively. In particular, we determine numerically the response on flow field and temperature stratification associated with the velocity of the lid driven by harmonic forcing using the Navier-Stokes equations with Boussinesq approximation in an attempt to gain an understanding of how variations of external forces (such as the wind over the ocean) transfer energy to a system by exciting internal modes through resonances. The time variation of the forcing, accounting for turbulence at the boundary is critical for allowing penetrati... (more)
Created Date 2015-05
Contributor Taylor, Stephanie Lynn (Author) / Welfert, Bruno (Thesis Director) / Lopez, Juan (Committee Member) / Barrett, The Honors College / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Economics Program in CLAS / W. P. Carey School of Business
Subject Fluid Flow / Internal Waves / Stratified Cavities
Series Academic Year 2014-2015
Type Text
Extent 23 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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