Traveling waves in rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection: Analysis of modes and mean flow

J. D. Scheel, M. R. Paul, M. C. Cross, P. F. Fischer

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Abstract

The observation of traveling waves in numerical simulations of Boussinesq equations was discussed. The complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE) coefficients were calculated both theoretically and experimentally and both of them were found to be in agreement with each other. The mean flow was found to be significant for a rotating annulus and mean flow correlations were observed. The nonuniform thermal boundary conditions that led to the interacting waves and the phenomenon of mean flow correlations were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066216
Pages (from-to)662161-662166
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume68
Issue number6 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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