Linear and weakly nonlinear analysis of doubly diffusive vertical slot convection

Y. Young, R. Rosner

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We consider vertical slot convection in the doubly diffusive case over the full range of thermal and solute Rayleigh numbers. We quantitatively categorize the various instability regimes in the linear analyses. In the weakly nonlinear analyses, we derive the amplitude equations using the method of normal forms and study the stability of the finite-amplitude solutions. We discuss in some detail the physics of the various instabilities found in our analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5554-5563
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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