On the nonlinear stability of the thermodiffusive equilibrium for the magnetic Bénard problem

Arcangelo Labianca, Lidia Palese


In this paper we study the nonlinear Lyapunov stability of the termodiffusive equilibrium of a viscous electroconducting horizontal fluid layer heated from below. We reformulate the nonlinear stability problem, in terms of poloidal and toroidal fields, by projecting the initial perturbation evolution equations on some suitable orthogonal subspaces of the kinematically admissible functions. In such a way, if the principle of exchange of stabilities holds, we obtain, in the classical  L2-norm, the coincidence of linear and nonlinear stability bounds.


Stability; Energy Method

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/AAPP.97S1A13

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