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Nonlinear waves in a multilayer system
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 337 (2009) no. 2, pp. 75-83.

The joint action of buoyant and thermocapillary mechanisms of instability in a multilayer system, is investigated. The nonlinear convective regimes are studied by the finite difference method. The periodic boundary conditions on the lateral boundaries, are considered. It is found that the competition of both mechanisms of instability may lead to the appearance of a buoyant–thermocapillary traveling wave and a modulated traveling wave.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2009.03.004
Keywords: Interfacial convection, Multilayer system, Finite difference method

Ilya B. Simanovskii 1, 2; Antonio Viviani 3; Frank Dubois 4; Jean-Claude Legros 4

1 Department of Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 3200 Haifa, Israel
2 Minerva Center for Nonlinear Physics of Complex Systems, Technion – Israel, Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
3 Seconda Universita di Napoli (SUN), Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale e Meccanica (DIAM), via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy
4 Universite Libre de Bruxelles, service de chimie physique EP, CP165-62, 50, avenue F.D. Roosevelt, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium
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Ilya B. Simanovskii; Antonio Viviani; Frank Dubois; Jean-Claude Legros. Nonlinear waves in a multilayer system. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 337 (2009) no. 2, pp. 75-83. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2009.03.004.

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