EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LAGRANGIAN TURBULENCE IN A STOKES FLOW.

J. Chaiken, R. Chevray, M. Tabor, Q. M. Tan

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Abstract

Experimental studies are made of chaotic particle motion in a simple Stokes flow system. Surfaces-of-section that exhibit a generic mixture of regular and chaotic motions in good agreement with computer simulations are constructed experimentally. In some cases, the laboratory studies are able to resolve dynamical features more accurately than the computer studies. Experiments demonstrating that the flows exhibit poor time reversal in regimes of chaotic particle motion are also performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Volume408
Issue number1834
StatePublished - Nov 8 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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