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NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF MODE COMPETITION IN ANNULAR FLOWS
 

Summary: NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF MODE COMPETITION IN
ANNULAR FLOWS
MARC `AVILA CA~NELLAS
Dissertation submitted for the Degree of
Doctor of Philosophy
UNIVERSITAT POLIT`ECNICA DE CATALUNYA
DEPARTAMENT DE F´ISICA APLICADA
March 2008
NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF MODE COMPETITION IN ANNULAR FLOWS
Marc `Avila Ca~nellas, Ph.D.
Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya 2008
The understanding of the transition to chaotic behavior and turbulence in natural
flows has been and continues to be a great scientific challenge. Due to the complexity of
this general problem, there has been a need to seek more fundamental laboratory flows
from which the important physics can be extracted. The swirling flow between two
concentric cylinders, known as Taylor­Couette flow, has been used as canonical example
for centrifugal instability and transition to turbulence following a progression of flow
instabilities.
The aim of the thesis has been to provide a deeper understanding of several experi-
mental observations of spatio-temporally complex flows for which no theoretical picture

  

Source: Avila, Marc - Complex Dynamics and Turbulence Group, Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen

 

Collections: Physics