New perspectives in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection
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- Chillà, F. & Schumacher, J. Eur. Phys. J. E (2012) 35: 58. doi:10.1140/epje/i2012-12058-1
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Recent experimental, numerical and theoretical advances in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection are presented. Particular emphasis is given to the physics and structure of the thermal and velocity boundary layers which play a key role for the better understanding of the turbulent transport of heat and momentum in convection at high and very high Rayleigh numbers. We also discuss important extensions of Rayleigh-Bénard convection such as non-Oberbeck-Boussinesq effects and convection with phase changes.