An Interdisciplinary Journal

* 2006, Vol.9, No.2, pp.109-114*

The very close correspondence between the three types of thermally or shear
driven fluid flows is elucidated. Expressions for the relevant currents of
temperature, angular momentum, and axial velocity by transverse convective flow
in the profile direction are derived from the Navier-Stokes equations. Also the
dissipation rates of the advective flows are calculated. Exact relations
between the respective currents, the dissipation rates and the external control
parameters are presented.

*Key words: *
pipe flow, Rayleigh-Bénard thermal convection, Taylor-Couette flow,
dissipation and transport currents, Nusselt number, torque, Skin friction

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