Bénard Cells and Taylor Vortices by E. L. KoschmiederBénard Cells and Taylor Vortices by E. L. Koschmieder

Bénard Cells and Taylor Vortices

byE. L. Koschmieder

Hardcover | February 26, 1993

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This book describes the research done on the problems of Bénard convection, its modern offspring the RayleighSHBénard problem, and Taylor vortices. Both problems are classical examples in the theory of hydrodynamic stability and share many features. While linear theory describing the onset of instability for both problems is practically completed, nonlinear problems are at the forefront of research. Thus the author concentrates on the impressive progress that has been made in the theoretical and experimental investigation of the nonlinear problems and outlines the remaining basic problems.
Title:Bénard Cells and Taylor VorticesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:February 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521402042

ISBN - 13:9780521402040


Table of Contents

Part I. Bénard Convection and Rayleigh-Bénard Convection: 1. Bénard's experiments; 2. Linear theory of Rayleigh-Bénard convection; 3. Theory of surface tension driven Bénard convection; 4. Surface tension driven Bénard convection experiments; 5. Linear Rayleigh-Bénard convection experiments; 6. Supercritical Rayleigh-Bénard convection experiments; 7. Nonlinear theory of Rayleigh-Bénard convection; 8. Miscellaneous topics; Part II. Taylor Vortex Flow: 9. Circular Couette flow; 10. Rayleigh's stability criterion; 11. G. I. Taylor's work; 12. Other early experiments; 13. Supercritical Taylor vortex experiments; 14. Experiments with two independently rotating cylinders; 15. Nonlinear theory of Taylor vortices; 16. Miscellaneous topics.

Editorial Reviews

"...highly recommended for theoreticians and experimentalists in hydrodynamic stability and bifurcation and also for all those interested in modeling in hydrodynamics." Mathematical Reviews