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Dynamics of spatio-temporal cellular structures : Henri Bénard centenary review / Innocent Mutabazi, José Eduardo Wesfreid, Etienne Guyon, editors.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2006
Imprint:
New York : Springer, c2006.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The context of Benard convection and nonlinear science.- Scientific biography of Henri Benard (1874-1939).- Rayleigh-Benard convection, thirty years of experimental, theoretical and modeling work.- Experiments with Rayleigh-Benard convection.- Rayleigh-Benard convection as a model of nonlinear system : a personal view.- Benard convection and geophysical applications.- Benard layers, overstability and waves.- Secondary instabilities in surface-tension - driven Benard-Marangoni convection.- Hydrothermal waves in a disk of fluid.- Wakes Instabilities behind bluff bodies.- Spatial inhomogeneities of hydrodynamic instabilities from Rayleigh-Benard convection to Bernard-von Karman street.- Patterns and Chaotic Dynamics in Faraday Surface Waves.- The Taylor-Couette flow : the hydrodynamic twin of Rayleigh-Benard convection.
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Publisher's Summary:
The impact of Benard's discovery on 20th century physics is crucial to any modern research area such as fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, just to name a few. This centenary review shows the broad scope and development including modern applications, edited and written by experts in the field.
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Contributor:
Mutabazi, Innocent.
Wesfreid, J. E.
Guyon, Etienne.
Series:
Springer tracts in modern physics, 0081-3869 ; v. 207
Springer tracts in modern physics ; 207.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0387400982
9780387400983

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