Nonlinear pattern formation near the onset of Rayleigh-Bénard convection


Journal Article

It is shown that many of the experimentally observed features of pattern formation in Rayleigh-Bénard convection near onset can be understood in terms of a two-dimensional relaxational equation. In particular, it is shown that disordered roll patterns follow a complicated dynamics that can require up to a hundred horizontal diffusion times to reach equilibrium. © 1982 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Greenside, HS; Coughran, WM; Schryer, NL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 726 - 729

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.49.726

Citation Source

  • Scopus