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Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 49)
Print ISSN : 0976-2973. Online ISSN : 2321-581X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-581X.2015.00008.2

Upper limits to the Linear Growth Rate in Triply Diffusive Convection

Prakash Jyoti*, Bala Renu, Kumari Kultaran

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005, India

*Corresponding Author: jpsmaths67@gmail.com


In the present paper it is mathematically established that the linear growth rate of an arbitrary neutral or unstable oscillatory perturbation of growing amplitude in a triply diffusive fluid layer (with one of the component as heat with diffusivity κ) must lie inside a semicircle in the right half of the (pr,pi) -plane whose centre is at the origin and radius equals where R and R1 are the thermal Rayleigh number and concentration Rayleigh number with diffusivities κ and κ_1. Further, it is proved that this result is uniformly valid for quite general nature of the bounding surfaces.



Triply diffusive convection, Oscillatory motions, complex growth rate, Concentration Rayleigh number.


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