Thermohydrodynamic Instabilities: Buoyancy-Thermocapillary Convection

  • M. G. Velarde
  • J. L. Castillo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 116)


Spontaneous, free or natural convection belongs to those physical phenomena that have fascinated people since the time of Archimedes (213 B.C.). Such convection usually arises when some interplay develops between different transport phenomena and external constraints, such as gravitational, electrical, or magnetic fields. Its many varieties provide, however, beautiful examples of problems among the most fertile and difficult in functional analysis, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and hydrodynamics.


Rayleigh Number Capillary Number Fluid Layer Marangoni Number Surface Deflection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Velarde
    • 1
  • J. L. Castillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física FundamentalU.N.E.D.MadridSpain

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