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Structure Formation by Propagating Fronts

  • M. Lücke
  • M. Mihelcic
  • B. Kowalski
  • K. Wingerath
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 37)

Abstract

In many nonlinear dissipative systems spatially periodic structures grow out of a homogeneous basic state when the driving exceeds a critical value [1]. Taylor vortex flow (TVF) in the annulus between concentric cylinders [2] and convective rolls in a fluid layer heated from below [3] are prototype examples for such dissipative structures. After increasing the driving from a subcritical to a supercritical value these structures start growing from imperfections that break the translational invariance of the system.

Keywords

Front Propagation Amplitude Equation Taylor Vortex Convective Roll Driving Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lücke
    • 1
  • M. Mihelcic
    • 2
  • B. Kowalski
    • 2
  • K. Wingerath
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Festkörperforschung der Kernforschungsanlage JülichJülichFed. Rep. of Germany

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