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Influence of counter-rotating von Kármán flow on cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard convection.
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PMID:  20365869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The axisymmetric flow in an aspect-ratio-one cylinder whose upper and lower bounding disks are maintained at different temperatures and rotate at equal and opposite velocities is investigated. In this combined Rayleigh-Bénard/von Kármán problem, the imposed temperature gradient is measured by the Rayleigh number Ra and the angular velocity by the Reynolds number Re. Although fluid motion is present as soon as Re not equal 0 , a symmetry-breaking transition analogous to the onset of convection takes place at a finite Rayleigh number higher than that for Re=0 . For Re<95 , the transition is a pitchfork bifurcation to a pair of steady states, while for Re>95 , it is a Hopf bifurcation to a limit cycle. The steady states and limit cycle are connected via a pair of saddle-node infinite-period bifurcations except very near the Takens-Bogdanov codimension-two point, where the scenario includes global bifurcations. Detailed phase portraits and bifurcation diagrams are presented, as well as the evolution of the leading part of the spectrum, over the parameter ranges 0<or=Re<or=120 and 0<or=Ra<or=30 000 .
Authors:
Lyes Bordja; Laurette S Tuckerman; Laurent Martin Witkowski; María Cruz Navarro; Dwight Barkley; Rachid Bessaih
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1550-2376     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-07-09     Revised Date:  2010-12-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136452     Medline TA:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  036322     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Faculté Sciences de l'Ingénieur, Département de Génie Mécanique, Université de Jijel, BP 98, Ouled Aissa, Jijel-18000, Algeria.
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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2010 Jun;81(6 Pt 2):069903

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