Propagation in Systems Far from Equilibrium

Proceedings of the Workshop, Les Houches, France, March 10–18, 1987

  • José E. Wesfreid
  • Helmut R. Brand
  • Paul Manneville
  • Gilbert Albinet
  • Nino Boccara

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Manneville, H. R. Brand, J. E. Wesfreid
      Pages 2-11
  3. Interfaces and Fronts

  4. Chemical Waves

  5. Envelope Equations and Localized Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. A. C. Newell
      Pages 122-155
    3. L. Gil, J. Lega
      Pages 164-175

About these proceedings


Macroscopic physics provides us with a great variety of pattern-forming systems displaying propagation phenomena, from reactive fronts in combustion, to wavy structures in convection and to shear flow instabilities in hydrodynamics. These proceedings record progress in this rapidly expanding field. The contributions have the following major themes: - The problems of velocity selection and front morphology of propagating interfaces in multiphase media, with emphasis on recent theoretical and experimental results on dendritic crystal growth, Saffman-Taylor fingering, directional solidification and chemical waves. - The "unfolding" of large-scale, low-frequency behavior in weakly confined homogeneous systems driven far from equilibrium, and more specifically, the envelope approach to the mathematical description of textures in different cases: steady cells, propagating waves, structural defects, and phase instabilities. - The implications of the presence of global downstream transport in open flows for the nature, convective or absolute, of shear flow instabilities, with applications to real boundary layer flows or shear layers, as reported in contributions covering experimental situations of fundamental and/or engineering interest.


convection crystal diffusion turbulence vortices

Editors and affiliations

  • José E. Wesfreid
    • 1
  • Helmut R. Brand
    • 2
  • Paul Manneville
    • 3
  • Gilbert Albinet
    • 4
  • Nino Boccara
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique et Mécanique PhysiqueE.S.P.C.I. ParisParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Fachbereich 7 (Physik)Universität EssenEssen 1Fed. Rep. of Germany
  3. 3.IRF-DPh-G/PSRM, CEN-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  4. 4.Lab. de Recherches en CombustionUniversité de Provence, Centre St. JérômeMarseille Cedex 13France
  5. 5.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueLes HouchesFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73863-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73861-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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