Traveling waves in rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection

Wooyoung Choi, Dilip Prasad, Roberto Camassa, Robert E. Ecke

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The traveling-wave wall mode in rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection was discussed. It was found that no-slip top and bottom boundary conditions were used for the numerical computation of the linear stability. A comparison of the numerical results for the no-slip boundary conditions with free-slip calculations and with experimental data was presented. Analysis shows that the inclusion of the more realistic no-slip boundary condition for the top and bottom surfaces brought the numerical linear stability analysis into better agreement with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number056301
Pages (from-to)056301-1-056301-9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 1
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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