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J.Stat.Mech.(2006)P02001 ournal of Statistical Mechanics

Summary: J.Stat.Mech.(2006)P02001
ournal of Statistical Mechanics:
An IOP and SISSA journalJ Theory and Experiment
Rayleigh­B´enard convection in the
presence of a radial ramp of the
Rayleigh number
Kapil M S Bajaj, Nathalie Mukolobwiez, Jaechul Oh and
Guenter Ahlers
Department of Physics and iQCD, University of California, Santa Barbara,
CA 93106, USA
E-mail: kapilbajaj@comcast.net, nmukolobwiez@SaintUrsula.org,
jaechul@this.nrl.navy.mil and guenter@physics.ucsb.edu
Received 7 November 2005
Accepted 16 January 2006
Published 1 February 2006
Online at stacks.iop.org/JSTAT/2006/P02001
Abstract. We present experimental results for pattern formation in a thin
horizontal fluid layer heated from below. The fluid was SF6 at a pressure of
20.0 bar with a Prandtl number of 0.87. The cylindrical sample had an interior


Source: Ahlers, Guenter - Department of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Physics