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Name: Stephen Delderfield
Status: Student
Age: 19
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Date: 3-24-2001

In hot liquids convection currents are created. What determines the shape of the circulation? Is it just the shape of the container? If not, is there a formula by which one can model a particular current?

I'm not sure, but I don't think this problem is solved. Convection is turbulent flow and the models for that are pretty nasty mathematically.

Vince Calder

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