Time dependence in rayleigh-Bénard convection with a variable cylindrical geometry


Journal Article

Studies of the first time dependence in Rayleigh-Bénard convection in He4 are reported. The aspect ratio Γ could be varied continuously. Data at 31 Γ values with 4<Γ<13 show that near onset the first time dependence is always periodic and associated with changes in the heat transport. The dominant periodicity has a nonzero amplitude, A, and vanishing frequency at onset. Changes in A with Γ show wave-number effects. Except for the time dependence, the transition is consistent with predictions for the skew-varicose instability. © 1983 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Behringer, RP; Gao, H; Shaumeyer, JN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 1199 - 1202

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.1199

Citation Source

  • Scopus