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Title: The distribution of “time of flight” in three dimensional stationary chaotic advection

The distributions of “time of flight” (time spent by a single fluid particle between two crossings of the Poincaré section) are investigated for five different three dimensional stationary chaotic mixers. Above all, we study the large tails of those distributions and show that mainly two types of behaviors are encountered. In the case of slipping walls, as expected, we obtain an exponential decay, which, however, does not scale with the Lyapunov exponent. Using a simple model, we suggest that this decay is related to the negative eigenvalues of the fixed points of the flow. When no-slip walls are considered, as predicted by the model, the behavior is radically different, with a very large tail following a power law with an exponent close to −3.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. LMFA, UMR CNRS–Université de Lyon, École Centrale de Lyon–Université Lyon 1–INSA Lyon, École Centrale de Lyon, 36 Avenue Guy de Collongue, 69134 Écully cédex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403224
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Fluids (1994); Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; ADVECTION; CHAOS THEORY; DISTRIBUTION; EIGENVALUES; LYAPUNOV METHOD; PARTICLES; SLIP; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TIME-OF-FLIGHT METHOD; WALLS