Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Generation and Propagation of Thermoacoustic Waves in Mildly Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

[+] Author Affiliations
Zhiheng Lei, Murat K. Aktas, Bakhtier Farouk

Drexel University

Elaine S. Oran

Naval Research Laboratory

Paper No. IMECE2004-60578, pp. 129-135; 7 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 3
  • Anaheim, California, USA, November 13 – 19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4711-X | eISBN: 0-7918-4178-2, 0-7918-4179-0, 0-7918-4180-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


The generation and propagation of thermoacoustic waves in mildly supercritical carbon dioxide are investigated by solving the fully compressible form of the Navier-Stokes equations. Mildly supercritical fluids have high thermal conductivity; however the diffusion of heat in such fluids is very slow. Due to the high compressibility of the mildly supercritical fluids, the boundary layer along any heated surface expands and compresses adiabatically the whole fluid. We investigate these interesting phenomena via a high order numerical scheme. A square enclosure filled with supercritical carbon dioxide is considered as the computational domain. Thermally induced pressure waves are generated by heating the left wall. The thermodynamic properties of the slightly supercritical carbon dioxide are calculated via the NIST Standard Reference Database 12 [1].

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Carbon dioxide



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In