All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Physics of Fluids

Volume

4

Issue

11

Publisher

American Institute of Physics

Publication Date

7-1992

First Page

2410

Last Page

2414

DOI

10.1063/1.858482

Abstract

Linear stability analysis predicts that the onset of convection for an ascending autocatalytic reaction front in a vertical cylinder corresponds to a nonaxisymmetric mode. This mode consists of a single convective roll confined to the region near the reaction front, with fluid rising in half of the cylinder and falling in the other half. Experiments show a flat front below the onset of convection and an axisymmetric front well above the onset of convection. New experiments are called for to closely examine the onset of convection in order to test this prediction.

Comments

http://link.aip.org/link/doi/10.1063/1.858482Published by the American Institute of Physics in Physics of Fluids. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.