GAS CURTAIN EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUE AND ANALYSIS METHODOLOGIES
The qualitative and quantitative relationship of numerical simulation to the physical phenomena being modeled is of paramount importance in computational physics. If the phenomena are dominated by irregular (i. e., nonsmooth or disordered) behavior, then pointwise comparisons cannot be made and statistical measures are required. The problem we consider is the gas curtain Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) instability experiments of Rightley et al. (13), which exhibit complicated, disordered motion. We examine four spectral analysis methods for quantifying the experimental data and computed results: Fourier analysis, structure functions, fractal analysis, and continuous wavelet transforms. We investigate the applicability of these methods for quantifying the details of fluid mixing.
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- Conference: 10th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, 4-6 June 2001, Alicante, Spain
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
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- United States
- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FOURIER ANALYSIS; FRACTALS; INSTABILITY; PHYSICS; SIMULATION; STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS
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