# Defect-mediated Stability: an Eeective Hydrodynamic Theory of Spatiotemporal Chaos

@inproceedings{Hwa1994DefectmediatedSA, title={Defect-mediated Stability: an Eeective Hydrodynamic Theory of Spatiotemporal Chaos}, author={Terence Hwa}, year={1994} }

- Published 1994

Spatiotemporal chaos (STC) exhibited by the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky (KS) equation is investigated analytically and numerically. An eeective stochastic equation belonging to the KPZ universality class is constructed by incorporating the chaotic dynamics of the small KS system in a coarse-graining procedure. The bare parameters of the eeective theory are computed approximately. Stability of the system is shown to be mediated by space-time defects that are accompanied by stochasticity. The method of… CONTINUE READING