Model Systems for Long-Scale Convection

  • P. Metzener
  • S. H. Davis
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 41)

Abstract

The Lorenz equations [1], derived as a severe truncation of the equations governing Bénard convection, also govern convection in vertical, slender fluid-filled loops [2]. Experiments [3] on such loops are in qualitative agreement with the predictions based on the Lorenz equations. The states seen are pure conduction, steady convection and temporal chaos.

Keywords

Convection Azimuth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Metzener
    • 1
  • S. H. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied MathematicsNorthwestern University, Technological InstituteEvanstonUSA

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