Departmental Papers (MEAM)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

March 1993


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 70, March 1993, pages 1795-1798.
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It is demonstrated theoretically that the critical Rayleigh number for transition from the no-motion (conduction) to the motion state in the Rayleigh-Bénard problem of an infinite fluid layer heated from below and cooled from above can be significantly increased through the use of feedback control strategies effecting small perturbations in the boundary data.



Date Posted: 26 October 2007

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