Patterns, defects and integrability
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Patterns, defects and integrability. In: 17th Annual International Conference of the Center for Nonlinear Studies, LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, MAY 12-16, 1997. Published in: PHYSICA D, 123 (1-4). pp. 474-492.Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper, recent results on the behavior of roll patterns in a class of problems typified by high Prandtl number convection are presented. A key finding is that the Gaussian curvature of the "crumpled" phase surface. which consists of patches with an almost constant wave number, line defects on which most of the free energy is stored and point defects with nontrivial topologies; condenses onto line and point defects. This property allows considerable mathematical simplification in that the fourth order nonlinear diffusion equation governing stationary states can be effectively reduced to the linear Helmholtz equation. The observed patterns have much is common with the deformation of thin elastic sheets. Copyright (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICA D|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||15 November 1998|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 474-492|
|Title of Event:||17th Annual International Conference of the Center for Nonlinear Studies|
|Location of Event:||LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY 12-16, 1997|
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