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Nambu representation of an extended Lorenz model with viscous heating

Blender, R. and Lucarini, V. (2013) Nambu representation of an extended Lorenz model with viscous heating. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 243 (1). 86 - 91. ISSN 0167-2789

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Abstract/Summary

We consider the Nambu and Hamiltonian representations of Rayleigh-B\'{e}nard convection with a nonlinear thermal heating effect proportional to the Eckert number (Ec). The model we use is an extension of the classical Lorenz-63 model with 4 kinematic and 6 thermal degrees of freedom. The conservative parts of the dynamical equations which include all nonlinearities satisfy Liouville's theorem and permit a conserved Hamiltonian $H$ for arbitrary Ec. For $Ec=0$ two independent conserved Casimir functions exist, one of these is associated with unavailable potential energy and is also present in the Lorenz-63 truncation. This Casimir $C$ is used to construct a Nambu representation of the conserved part of the dynamical system. The thermal heating effect can be represented either by a second canonical Hamiltonian or as a gradient (metric) system using the time derivative $\dot{C}$ of the Casimir. The results demonstrate the impact of viscous heating in the total energy budget and in the Lorenz energy cycle for kinetic and available potential energy.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:71521
Uncontrolled Keywords:Viscous heating
Publisher:Elsevier

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