Time-dependent patterns in atomistically simulated convection

D. C. Rapaport

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Periodically varying roll patterns have been produced in molecular-dynamics simulation of two-dimensional Rayleigh-Bénard convection using a hard-disk fluid in a square container with nonslip walls. In order to achieve the sufficiently high Rayleigh numbers required for clearly resolved time-dependent behavior the calculations involved systems containing almost 6×104 particles, an order of magnitude greater than the number needed to observe stationary convection patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7046-7048
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1991


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