DYNAMIC TIME DEPENDENT HEXAGONAL MAGNETOCONVECTION.

J. M. Lopez, J. O. Murphy

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Abstract

The time dependence of the single mode hexagonal magnetoconvective system has been investigated numerically at high Rayleigh number. It is established that, in certain parameter ranges, the system has oscillatory solutions which not only have a periodic nature, but also develop into chaotic and intermittent solutions. Further, the system generates nonzero mean kinetic and magnetic helicity together with substantial magnetic field amplification. These features are shown to be maintained in time without any externally imposed rotation of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-910
Number of pages26
JournalAustralian Journal of Physics
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
EventR. G. Giovanelli Commem Colloq, Nov 26-29 1984 and Tucson - Sydney, Aust
Duration: Jan 17 1985Jan 18 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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