Chaotic dynamics and hysteresis in thermal convection

P. Vadasz

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The weak turbulence regime associated with non-steady and non-periodic free convection, in models allowing temporal irregular (i.e. chaotic) solutions is reviewed, and the conditions for its validity are specified. The rich dynamics linked to the transition from steady convection to chaos is demonstrated and explained analytically as well as computationally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-323
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Chaos
  • Hysteresis
  • Thermal convection
  • Weak turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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