On the homoclinic orbit for convection in a fluid layer heated from below

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The homoclinic orbit associated with the transition from steady convection to Chaos in the weak turbulent regime is difficult to recover in simple computational procedures because of its unstable nature. A simple procedure which recovers the homoclinic orbit up to the desired accuracy is presented. This procedure combines the insight obtained from previous work on a local non-linear analysis of the problem and the Adomian's decomposition method of solution which provides a global semi-analytical solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3557-3561
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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