Hydrothermal wave instability of thermocapillary driven convection in a plane layer subjected to a uniform magnetic field

J. Priede, G. Gerbeth

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Thermocapillary driven motion is considered in a horizontal electrically conducting fluid layer heated from the side and exposed to a magnetic field coplanar to the layer. The hydrothermal wave instability and its control by the magnetic field is studied by a linear stability analysis. The special assumption of disturbances traveling crosswise the basic flow allows an analytical solution of the problem. For a particular class of perturbations considered here, the critical Marangoni number and the wavelength of the most unstable mode increase directly with the strength of the applied magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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