Instabilities in a non-homogeneously heated fluid (Venue: MR3 CMS)
Meeting Room 3, CMS
We present results on the instabilities that appear in a fluid which is in a cylindrical container when a localized heating around the origin is applied at the bottom. The instability is due either to buoyant effects with radial gravity or to surface tension effects. In particular we discuss bifurcations that appear for different heat related parameters at finite Prandtl number.