Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Faculty Advisor

Daniello, Robert

Abstract

Far-from-equilibrium systems are still hard to study and the field is a work in progress, however, they can still be modelled using novel techniques within a wide array of experimental, computational and analytical approaches. In this report, we study one such system, the steady-state Rayleigh-Bènard Convection. An important observation we were able to see through the current study was how temperature took on a time independent trait yet maintained a spatially varying character. Our study employs a unique technique by using an Infrared camera to extrapolate thermal profiles and present it statistically. On a further note, the report also discusses the different approaches that can be adapted to extend the current study to turbulence, complex networks and information theory.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-17

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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