A Deterministic Approach to Turbulence: Chaos in Rayleigh-Benard Convection,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)
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Rayleigh-Benard convection is one of the simplest instabilities. It is related to the case of a horizontal layer of a thermally expansive fluid which is confined above and below by rigid plates of good thermal conductivity, submitted to purely vertical adverse thermal gradient adverse means heated from below. Topics include Basic concepts about dissipative dynamical systems Towards deterministic turbulence or chaos and Some experimental illustrations.
- Fluid Mechanics