Pattern competition in homogeneously heated fluid layers

Gregory Cartland Glover, Sotos C. Generalis

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Simulations examining pattern competition have been performed on a horizontal homogeneously heated layer that is bounded by an isothermal plane above an adiabatic plane. Several different circulation patterns arose as the heating regime applied to the horizontal layer was modified. The sequence of the patterns formed as the Grashof number was increased had the following order: laminar, z-axis rolls, squares, hexagons and pentagons, pentagons and then two different square modes of differing orientations. Fourier analysis was used to determine how the key modes interact in the presence of different patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurotherm 2008
Subtitle of host publication5th European Thermal-Sciences Conference 18-22 May 2008
EditorsG.M.M. Stoffels, T.H. van der Meer, A.A. van Steenhoven
Place of PublicationEindhoven (NL)
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-1274-4, 90-386-1274-5
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Event5th European thermal sciences conference - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 18 May 200822 May 2008


Conference5th European thermal sciences conference
Abbreviated titleEUROTHERM 2008
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  • pattern competition
  • horizontal homogeneously heated layer
  • circulation patterns


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