Benard Cells and Taylor Vortices

Benard Cells and Taylor Vortices

by E. L. Koschmieder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521402042

ISBN-13: 9780521402040

Pub. Date: 02/26/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes the research done on the problems of Bénard convection, its modern offspring the RayleighSHBénard problem, and Taylor vortices. Both problems are classical examples in the theory of hydrodynamic stability and share many features. While linear theory describing the onset of instability for both problems is practically completed,

Overview

This book describes the research done on the problems of Bénard convection, its modern offspring the RayleighSHBénard problem, and Taylor vortices. Both problems are classical examples in the theory of hydrodynamic stability and share many features. While linear theory describing the onset of instability for both problems is practically completed, nonlinear problems are at the forefront of research. Thus the author concentrates on the impressive progress that has been made in the theoretical and experimental investigation of the nonlinear problems and outlines the remaining basic problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521402040
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/26/1993
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics Series
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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.

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