Externally Modulated Hydrodynamic Systems
This report covers a series of experiments on hydrodynamic stability of systems subject to modulation of one parameter. Examples are Taylor-Couette flow with the speed of one cylinder periodically varied and Bénard convection with the temperature of one boundary periodically modulated. Correspondence with theory and outstanding difficulties are discussed.
KeywordsRayleigh Number Outer Cylinder Critical Rayleigh Number Hydrodynamic Stability Hydrodynamic System
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