Model Systems for Long-Scale Convection
The Lorenz equations , derived as a severe truncation of the equations governing Bénard convection, also govern convection in vertical, slender fluid-filled loops . Experiments  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.
KeywordsCylindrical Shell Prandtl Number Rayleigh Number Spatial Transition Bifurcation Structure
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