Multifrequency control of Faraday wave patterns

Chad M. Topaz*, Jeff Porter, Mary Silber

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A study was conducted to show that how pattern formation in Faraday waves may be manipulated by varying the harmonic content of the periodic forcing function. The methods of equivariant bifurcation theory were used to study resonant triad interactions in Faraday waves. Faraday waves on an unbounded horizontal domain subjected to an arbitrary periodic forcing function were considered for the study. The results suggests that the frequencies themselves and the forcing phases are important, thus providing an alternative for controlling patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066206
Pages (from-to)066206/1-066206/16
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 2
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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