Convection in a Rotating Cylindrical Annulus with Rigid Boundaries

  • M. Schnaubelt
  • F. H. Busse
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 225)


Convection driven by centrifugal buoyancy in a rotating cylindrical annulus exhibits dynamical behavior quite different from that of Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a layer heated from below. The present analysis extends the work of Or and Busse (1987) for stress-free cylindrical walls to the experimentally relevant case of no-slip boundaries. While the major bifurcations of convection flows are preserved, the details of the stability regions are changed and new instabilities are found.


Rayleigh Number Flow Solution Cylindrical Wall High Rayleigh Number Ekman Number 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schnaubelt
    • 1
  • F. H. Busse
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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