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Benard Cells and Taylor Vortices : Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics - E.L. Koschmieder

Benard Cells and Taylor Vortices

Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

By: E.L. Koschmieder, Mark J. Ablowitz (Editor), S. H. Davis (Editor), E. J. Hinch (Editor), A. Iserles (Editor)

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This book describes the research done on the problems of Benard convection, its modern offspring the RayleighSHBenard 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.

'... 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

Bènard Convection and Rayleigh-Bènard Convection
Bènard's experiments
Linear theory of Rayleigh-Bènard convection
Theory of surface tension driven Bènard convection
Surface tension driven Bènard convection experiments
Linear Rayleigh-Bènard convection experiments
Supercritical Rayleigh-Bènard convection experiments
Nonlinear theory of Rayleigh-Bènard convection
Miscellaneous topics
Taylor Vortex Flow
Circular Couette flow
Rayleigh's stability criterion
G. I. Taylor's work
Other early experiments
Supercritical Taylor vortex experiments
Experiments with two independently rotating cylinders
Nonlinear theory of Taylor vortices
Miscellaneous topics
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ISBN: 9780521402040
ISBN-10: 0521402042
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 10th January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68