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Generation of large-scale magnetic field by Rayleigh-Bénard convection

Grant number: 13/01242-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Solar System Astronomy
Valor Concedido/Desembolsado (R$): 244,898.60 / 244,898.60
Principal Investigator:Erico Luiz Rempel
Grantee:Roman Chertovskikh
Host Institution: Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais (IEF). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


Magnetic fields of many astrophysical objects are sustained by convection in their interior (e.g., in the solar convective zone or the Earth's molten outer core); this mechanism of magnetic field generation is known as convective dynamo. Many spatial and temporal scales are present in astrophysical magnetic fields. To split large-scale and small-scale dynamics in the convective dynamo problem, asymptotic methods are applied. The object of this study is the large-scale stability analysis of the dynamo sustained by thermal convection in the idealised setup - in a rotating horizontal plane layer ofelectrically conducting fluid, with free electrically conducting boundaries.Evolution of large-scale perturbations of the regimes will be investigated by solving the system of the governing amplitude equations. The amplitude equations constitute a system of partialdifferential equations that reduces in some instances to the system of the mean-field equations. Various phenomena affect large-scale perturbations of convective hydromagnetic (CHM) regimes: kinematic and magnetic alpha-effect, anisotropic combined eddy diffusivity and eddy advection. These effects, governed by amplitude equations for perturbations of a short-scale CHM regime, will also be quantified for a number ofsymmetric CHM attractors that have been simulated by the candidate.

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Scientific publications (6)
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CHERTOVSKIH, R.; REMPEL, E. L.; CHIMANSKI, E. V.. Magnetic field generation by intermittent convection. Physics Letters A, v. 381, n. 38, p. 3300-3306, . (16/07398-8, 13/26258-4, 13/01242-8)
CHERTOVSKIH, R.; CHIMANSKI, E. V.; REMPEL, E. L.. Route to hyperchaos in Rayleigh-Benard convection. EPL, v. 112, n. 1, . (13/22314-7, 13/01242-8)
CHERTOVSKIH, R.; ZHELIGOVSKY, V.. Large-scale weakly nonlinear perturbations of convective magnetic dynamos in a rotating layer. PHYSICA D-NONLINEAR PHENOMENA, v. 313, p. 99-116, . (13/01242-8)
SHAMAROVA, EVELINA; CHERTOVSKIH, ROMAN; RAMOS, ALEXANDRE F.; AGUIAR, PAULO. Backward-stochastic-differential-equation approach to modeling of gene expression. Physical Review E, v. 95, n. 3, . (13/01242-8)
PODVIGINA, O.; ZHELIGOVSKY, V.; REMPEL, E. L.; CHIAN, A. C. -L.; CHERTOVSKIH, R.; MUNOZ, P. R.. Two-parameter bifurcation study of the regularized long-wave equation. Physical Review E, v. 92, n. 3, . (11/10466-1, 13/22314-7, 12/22243-0, 12/22285-4, 13/01242-8)
CHIMANSKI, EMANUEL V.; REMPEL, ERICO L.; CHERTOVSKIH, ROMAN. On-off intermittency and spatiotemporal chaos in three-dimensional Rayleigh-Benard convection. Advances in Space Research, v. 57, n. 6, p. 1440-1447, . (13/22314-7, 13/01242-8)

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