Rayleigh-Benard convection of fluid layers: Some new theoretical results

  • M. G. Velarde
B. Etudes de la convection - liquides newtoniens
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 72)


Several new results in the (linear) stability analysis of fluid layers heated from below (Rayleigh-Bénard problem) are reported. Attention is directed towards (i) the correcting role of non-ideal thermal boundaries, (ii) the influence of rigid rotation in Soret-driven convection, and (iii) the coupling of Dufour to Soret effect in the convective stability analysis of a two-component fluid layer. In all cases, the results have been obtained with the Galerkin method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Velarde
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Física - C-3Universidad Autónoma de MadridCantoblanco (Madrid)Spain
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Dynamique et Thermophysique des FluidesUniversité de Provence, Centre de Saint-JeromeMarseille-Cedex 4France

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