Onset of thermal convection in a horizontal layer of granular gas

Evgeniy Khain*, Baruch Meerson

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Abstract

The onset of thermal convection in a horizontal layer of granular gas was discussed. The Navier-Stokes granular hydrodynamics was employed for determining the threshold of thermal convection in an infinite horizontal layer of granular gas. A simple necessary condition for convection was formulated in terms of the Schwarzschild's criterion. The morphology of convection cells at the onset of convection was predicted.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number021306
Pages (from-to)213061-213066
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume67
Issue number2 1
StatePublished - Feb 2003

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