Convection and Chaos in Fluids

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World Scientific, 1987 - Science - 243 pages
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The book describes the progress made in understanding the phenomena of various hydrodynamic instabilities over the last thirty years. Exact results for the onset of Rayleigh-Benard convection in different systems are presented and approximation techniques like amplitude equations and few-mode truncations are treated at length. Routes to chaos and the characteristics of the chaotic state are reviewed. Certain features of the Taylor-Couette flow and the effect of parametric modulation on hydrodynamic instabilities are discussed. The theory is supplemented by experimental results.
 

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Contents

Onset of Convection
1
Near the Onset
14
Lorenz Model
37
On Experiments
101
Thermohaline Convection
145
Binary Liquids
175
CouetteTaylor Flow
203
Modulated Systems
219
Fully Developed Turbulence
239
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