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Spontaneous Growth of Fluctuations in the Viscous Flow of a Fluid past a Soft Interface

Kumaran, V and Muralikrishnan, R (2000) Spontaneous Growth of Fluctuations in the Viscous Flow of a Fluid past a Soft Interface. In: Physical Review Letters, 84 (15). pp. 3310-3313.

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Abstract

The flow induced instability in the flow past a soft material is studied in the limit of low Reynolds number where inertial effects are insignificant. A transition from laminar flow to a more complicated flow profile is observed when the strain rate of the base flow increases beyond a critical value; the transition is found to be reproducible. The experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions and quantitative agreement is found with no adjustable parameters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/7878

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