Transient dynamics at the onset of Tailor vortices.

Abshagen, Jan, Meincke, O., Pfister, G., Cliffer, K.A. and Mullin, T. (2003) Transient dynamics at the onset of Tailor vortices. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 476 . pp. 335-343. DOI doi::10.1017/S002211200200321X.

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The effect of boundary conditions on the ‘critical dynamics’ at the onset of Taylor vortices is investigated in a combined numerical and experimental study. Numerical calculations of Navier–Stokes equations with ‘stress-free’ boundary conditions show that the Landau amplitude equation provides a good model of the transient dynamics. However, this rapidly breaks down when the ‘no-slip’ condition is approached. Apparent ‘critical’ behaviour observed in experiments is shown to have a surprising dependence on the length of the system.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008 07:50
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 13:04

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