A Retrospective on Modulated Wavy Vortex Flow

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Gorman, Michael; Swinney, Harry;
(2009)
  • Subject: Physics - Classical Physics | Physics - Fluid Dynamics
    arxiv: Nonlinear Sciences::Pattern Formation and Solitons | Physics::Fluid Dynamics | Physics::Space Physics

A fluid dynamics video of the Modulated Wavy Vortex Flow state of Taylor-Couette flow with the outer cylinder fixed is presented. This state precedes the transition to turbulence, which is more gradual than that for other fluid systems.
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