Coupled Lorenz oscillators.

S. H. Davis, Michael Roppo

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A model system was derived consisting of two Lorenz oscillators linearly coupled. When the temperature differences for both are equal, coexisting stable, steady convective states exist for a range of Rayleigh numbers. These correspond to cocurrent and countercurrent flows. When the system jumps from the former to the latter, there is flow reversal in one oscillator and a reduction in the heat transport in the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherSoc. Ind. & Appl. Math
Edition(eds.), Philadelphia, U.S.A., Soc. Ind. & Appl. Math., 1986, ...
ISBN (Print)0898712084, 9780898712087
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Davis, S. H., & Roppo, M. (1986). Coupled Lorenz oscillators. In Unknown Host Publication Title ((eds.), Philadelphia, U.S.A., Soc. Ind. & Appl. Math., 1986, ... ed.). Soc. Ind. & Appl. Math.