Numerical simulation of convection depth in shear cell under microgravity

Z. Zeng, H. Mizuseki, K. Ichinoseki, K. Higashino, Y. Kawazoe

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By applying the idea of an isotope trace experiment, the concept of isotope trace in hydrodynamics simulation is proposed. The isotope concentration is conceived as a numerical marker to trace the convection and estimate numerically the convection depth due to shearing in shear cell under microgravity. Two different shearing rates, 2mm/s and 20mm/s, are investigated, and results demonstrate that the isotope depths are same for both cases at the termination of shearing, but the effect of residual flow field after shearing is different.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1324
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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