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Bénard Cells and Taylor Vortices

Bénard Cells and Taylor Vortices


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  • Date Published: May 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521402040

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  • This book describes the research done on the problems of Bénard convection, as well as its modern offspring the Rayleigh–Bénard problem, and Taylor vortices. Bénard convection differs from Rayleigh–Bénard convection by the presence of surface tension, whilst Bénard convection is characterized by parallel rolls. Toroidal vortices characterize Taylor vortex flow. Convection and Taylor vortex flow deal with the consequences of the presence of infinitesimal disturbances in a fluid layer. Both problems are classical examples in the theory of hydrodynamic stability and share many features. Linear theory describing the onset of instability for both problems is practically completed; nonlinear problems have been at the forefront of research during the last 30 years. The impressive progress that has been made in the theoretical and experimental investigation of the nonlinear problems is described and the remaining basic problems are outlined.

    • Experimental approach to fluids
    • Author is very well-known experimentalist
    • Around 100 figures, many of which are the author's own photos
    • Classic subject matter lit up by recent investigations
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    '… provides an invaluable source of information both for the graduate student starting research and as a timely decription of where we are now for those actively researching in the field.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521402040
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Bénard Convection and Rayleigh–Bénard Convection:
    1. Bénard's experiments
    2. Linear theory of Rayleigh–Bénard convection
    3. Theory of surface tension driven Bénard convection
    4. Surface tension driven Bénard convection experiments
    5. Linear Rayleigh–Bénard convection experiments
    6. Supercritical Rayleigh–Bénard convection experiments
    7. Nonlinear theory of Rayleigh–Bénard convection
    8. Miscellaneous topics
    Part II. Taylor Vortex Flow:
    9. Circular Couette flow
    10. Rayleigh's stability criterion
    11. G. I. Taylor's work
    12. Other early experiments
    13. Supercritical Taylor vortex experiments
    14. Experiments with two independently rotating cylinders
    15. Nonlinear theory of Taylor vortices
    16. Miscellaneous topics.

  • Author

    E. L. Koschmieder, University of Texas, Austin

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