Accession Number : ADP005797

Title :   A Deterministic Approach to Turbulence: Chaos in Rayleigh-Benard Convection,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Berge, P.

Report Date : AUG 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Rayleigh-Benard convection is one of the simplest instabilities. It is related to the case of a horizontal layer of a thermally expansive fluid which is confined above and below by rigid plates of good thermal conductivity, submitted to purely vertical adverse thermal gradient (adverse means 'heated from below'). Topics include: Basic concepts about dissipative dynamical systems; Towards deterministic turbulence or chaos; and Some experimental illustrations.

Descriptors :   *TURBULENCE, *CONVECTION, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DISSIPATION, STABILITY, FRANCE.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE