Stationary thermal convection in a viscoelastic ferrofluid

D. Laroze, J. Martinez-Mardones, L. M. Pérez, R. G. Rojas

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We report theoretical and numerical results on convection for a magnetic fluid in a viscoelastic carrier liquid. We focus in the stationary convection for idealized boundary conditions. We obtain explicit expressions of convective thresholds in terms of the control parameters of the system. Close to bifurcation, the coefficients of the corresponding amplitude equation are determined analytically. Finally, the secondary instabilities are performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3576-3583
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Magnetic fluid
  • Thermal convection
  • Viscoelastic fluid


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