Publications [#245611] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Motsay, RW; Anderson, KE; Behringer, RP, The onset of convection and turbulence in rectangular layers of normal liquid 4He., J. FLUID MECH., vol. 189 , Apr. 1988 (1988), pp. 263-286 .

    Abstract:
    Heat transport in rectangular layers of convecting normal liquid helium-4 with Prandtl numbers 0.52 and 0.70 was measured. The effect of sidewalls on steady convection and the nature of secondary instabilities on the convective rolls leading to the onset of turbulence were studied. Results near the onset of convection, the critical Rayleigh numbers and the initial slopes of the Nusselt curve were in agreement with theory and other experimental work.