Dynamics of Spatio-Temporal Cellular Structures: Henri Bénard Centenary Review / Edition 1

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The impact of Benard's discovery on 20th century physics is crucial to any modern research area such as fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, just to name a few. This centenary review shows the broad scope and development including modern applications, edited and written by experts in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387400983
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Series: Springer Tracts in Modern Physics Series, #207
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

The Context of Bénard Scientific Work and Nonlinear Science.- Scientific Biography of Henri Bénard (1874–1939).- Bénard Cellular Structures.- Rayleigh-Bénard Convection: Thirty Years of Experimental, Theoretical, and Modeling Work.- Experiments with Rayleigh-Bénard Convection.- Rayleigh-Bénard Convection as a Model of a Nonlinear System: A Personal View.- Bénard Convection and Geophysical Applications.- Bénard-Marangoni Cellular Structures.- Bénard Layers, Overstability, and Waves.- Hydrothermal Waves in a Disk of Fluid.- Secondary Instabilities in Surface-Tension-Driven Bénard-Marangoni Convection.- Bénard and Wakes.- Wake Instabilities Behind Bluff Bodies.- Spatial Inhomogeneities of Hydrodynamic Instabilities.- Extension of Bénard’s Work.- Patterns and Chaotic Dynamics in Faraday Surface Waves.- The Taylor-Couette Flow: The Hydrodynamic Twin of Rayleigh-Bénard Convection.

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