Manipulation of isolated structures in experimental chaotic fluid flows

Troy Shinbrot*, Leo Bresler, Julio M. Ottino

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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