Stability of cellular systems in Taylor-Couette instability

  • P. Tabeling
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 210)


We have obtained some results about the stability of cellular systems in the Taylor problem, and we have shown some important differences between this problem and that of Rayleigh-Benard. The stability of the stationary cells against transversal phase disturbances is a crucial property of the Taylor-Couette instability. It is directly related to the absence of rotationnal invariance. It should be possible to prove it by using more general arguments.


Cellular System Amplitude Equation Taylor Instability Taylor Number Convective Roll 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Tabeling
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    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris Plateau du MoulonGif-Sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire associé au C.N.R.S. aux UniversitésParis VI et Paris XI et à l'E.S.E.

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