We present experimental demonstrations that isolated structures in chaotic flows can be analyzed-and even manipulated in a predictable way-using simple, numerically efficient, geometric tools. In addition, we show that these tools operate without the need for exact equations. Since this is typical in situations of practical interest, we conjecture that the method may be useful in practical applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes