Iannacchione, Germano S.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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