Small and moderate Prandtl number convection in a porous layer heated from below

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The weak turbulence regime associated with porous media non-steady and non-periodic 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)941-960
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Chaos
  • Free convection
  • Hysteresis
  • Porous media
  • Weak turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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