Experimental Study of Hysteresis Phenomenon Academic Article uri icon


  • Large-scale coherent structures in turbulent convection are observed in the atmospheric convective boundary layers and numerous laboratory experiments in the Rayleigh-Bénard apparatus. The life-times of coherent structures are very long compared to the largest turbulent time-scales. Their properties dif-fer from those of small-scale turbulence. As a result the turbulence and the coherent structures interact in practically the same way as the turbulence and the mean flow. These structures show more similarity in their behavior …

publication date

  • January 8, 2008