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Old   February 11, 2004, 08:31
Default Cooling mechanisms and inversed flow in cylindroco
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I am using Fluent to simulate the cooling mechanisms in cylindroconical tanks applying heat flux and adiabatic as BC. Therefore I investigate the flow behaviour of water depending on natural convection using the Boussinesq Approximation for linear temperature dependence of density.

How can I consider the flow inversion that appears while cooling below 4 degrees (anomalous behaviour of water)? First I supposed it is due to the Boussinesq-Model but I also defined a polynomial profile of temperature as density-temperature dependence and obtained no better physical explainable results. That means the density does not decrease after reaching the 4 degree level and therefore the flow does not inverse direction.

Thanks for helping me.

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