We investigate pattern formation in an inclined layer of liquid water with poorly conducting boundaries. We show that above the threshold for convection the presence of an inclination larger than 14 mrad determines a transition from a square pattern to longitudinal rolls, a behavior remarkably different than the one reported in the presence of inclined conducting boundaries, where transitions between convective planforms occur at inclination angles of the order of several degrees. The longitudinal rolls are characterized by a dimensionless wave vector k≈1.8, significantly smaller than k≈3.117 reported for conducting boundaries at large Prandtl number. The transition can be triggered by changing dynamically the inclination of the layer of fluid, and does not occur symmetrically in the two directions. By starting in the horizontal configuration, it develops slowly through the demolition of the square structure to form longitudinal rolls, while it develops rapidly in the other direction, through the formation of a cross-roll structure perpendicular to the longitudinal rolls.
Inclined convection in a layer of liquid water with poorly conducting boundaries / S. Castellini, M. Carpineti, F. Croccolo, A. Vailati. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH. - ISSN 2643-1564. - 2:3(2020 Sep 24), pp. 033481.1-033481.6.
|Titolo:||Inclined convection in a layer of liquid water with poorly conducting boundaries|
CASTELLINI, STEFANO (Primo)
CARPINETI, MARINA (Secondo)
VAILATI, ALBERTO (Ultimo) [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Rayleigh-Bénard convection, Structure & turbulence of boundary layers, Convection, Fluid Dynamics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||24-set-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.033481|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|