An Explanation to the Nusselt–Rayleigh Discrepancy in Naturally Convected Porous Media
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We model hydrothermal convection using a partial differential equation formed by Darcy velocity and temperature—the velocity formulation. Using the Elder problem as a benchmark, we found that the velocity formulation is a valid model of hydrothermal convection. By performing simulations with Rayleigh numbers in the non-oscillatory regime, we show that multiple quasi-steady-state solutions can be one of the reasons that caused the Nusselt–Rayleigh discrepancy found in previous experiments. The results reveal more understandings about the nature of uncertainty of convection modes in porous media. Show more
Journal / seriesTransport in Porous Media
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SubjectNatural convection; Entropy production; Basin stability analysis
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